RI Food Bank releases report on hunger

By: News Staff


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A new report on hunger finds that more than 33 million meals are missed each year by low-income Rhode Islanders.

The Rhode Island Food Bank released the report Monday morning saying demands for food assistance remains very high.

“We’re hoping actually that the state will be able to tell us because they’re going to issue a corrective action plan in the next week how many cases are backlog and how many people are waiting for services and how they’re going to address it,” said Andrew Schiff; RI Community Food Bank.

The food bank serves 59,000 people each month through a statewide network of 160 member agencies including food pantries, meal sites, shelters, youth programs and senior centers.

To see the report, click here.

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