BankRI recently contributed 15,000 pounds of food to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s Summer Food Drive. As a company-wide effort, their Woonsocket branch played a critical role in the collection.
The donation continues the bank's commitment to support the RI Community Food Bank, which is observing Hunger Action Month during September.
Along with hunger relief agencies nationwide, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is urging the public to speak out against hunger in a very tangible way.
"As a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, we know that hunger affects communities across the United States. In Rhode Island, our network of emergency food programs now feeds more than 65,000 people every month. One in three is a child under the age of 18," according to the food bank's website.