RI Community Food Bank hosts annual open house and food drive

RI Community Food Bank personnel sorting food donations on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 during their annual open house and food drive in Providence. (NBC10 Photo)

Helping to provide food for neighbors in need. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank in Providence hosted its annual Holiday Open House and Food Drive Saturday.

The public was invited to tour the Providence facility and enjoy some holiday music and cheer.

Those in attendance were asked to bring along some non-perishable food items to help the food bank build up its supply for the upcoming winter season.

Most needed items include: canned tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, dried or canned beans, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, healthy breakfast cereal, and canned soups, stews or chili.

Currently, the Food Bank serves 53-thousand Rhode Islanders each month through its network of member agencies. According to officials, one in three served is a child under the age of 18. One in five is a senior 60 years of age or older. Last year, the Food Bank distributed nearly 10.5 million pounds of food through its network of agencies around the state.

For more information about the Food Bank, visit rifoodbank.org.

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