RI Community Food Bank kicks off annual Holiday Food Drive
By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has officially kicked off its annual Holiday Food Drive, inviting Rhode Islanders to participate by hosting a food drive of their own, or by donating money to support the cause.
New this year, the Community Food bank has launched an online resource to promote group fundraising for the organization. CEO Adam Schiff says, “Anyone can create their own fundraising page to recognize a birthday or a special event and encourage their friends and family to give. All of the donations will come directly to the Food bank to support our work.”
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank serves 57,000 Rhode Islanders monthly through its statewide network of 155 member agencies. One third of the clients benefiting from the Food Bank’s services are children, and one fifth are seniors.
“Every year, we ask the community to step up to support people in need of food assistance,” said Schiff. “And we are always amazed by the generous response we receive from our neighbors and friends.”