BankRI Contributes 15,000 lbs Of Food To RI Community Food Bank

Woonsocket branch helped collect food donated during Hunger Action Month.


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.

Mr. Sluggo September 08, 2012 at 02:43 PM
A local bank making a real difference.Can't say that about B of A or Citizens.
Russell Archambault September 08, 2012 at 06:11 PM
if I could hijack that 15,000 of food, I would rather feed the pigs at the farm than feed one person. let them all starve. if a mommy spends her food stamps on other crap, let dcyf come and take that kid away.
Brian O'Ryan September 08, 2012 at 06:22 PM
You can't just assume that everyone needing assistance is abusing the system though. That is a commendable thing that BankRI is doing. Recognizing a problem and offering a solution. And I love the fact that it is the Woonsocket branch that is bringing this city some well deserved, positive attention.
Freedomfrom21 September 08, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I get your point....but this is actually the correct way to help out people in hard times. By doing it this way it is temporary and people don't become dependent on the government. Forty years ago if you came upon hard times your family and friends would help you so that you can get back on your feet and then you could move on. Keep it local and as close the family as possible and we could get rid of this dependency on the government.
Russell Archambault September 08, 2012 at 06:38 PM
people who dont abuse,im sure.BRI recongnizing a problem?, certainly not solving or having a solution. just adding to the problem. If I had any money i would never bring it BRI anymore. I would sugest anyone, to go to any food bank and see who showes up, then we can have a debate.
give me a break September 08, 2012 at 06:57 PM
let me see now, B RI ran a collection drive for customers to drop off food and they take all the all the credit WTG b ri.
Russell Archambault September 08, 2012 at 07:00 PM
I respect any opinion and willing to have a solid debate, and having a show and tell section, not just babbling about it. I respect the person that started the food kitchen in the city. he and i were great friends but had different opinions. I made a statement that this would become a huge downfall to the city. there was another person against my views that is still around to prove my rejection to the food idea. looks like I was right, about the subject. look where we are now in this city. who can call me wrong!
Brian O'Ryan September 08, 2012 at 07:10 PM
BankRI seems to be a very charitable bank. Please explain how they are "just adding to the problem"? https://www.bankri.com/AboutBankRI/IntheCommunity/tabid/229/Default.aspx
Russell Archambault September 08, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Brian i was talking about the food situation just adding to the problem. thanks for the web site ,very interesting.bri has brilliant tax attorneys. bri also knows how to reach aspect of people in rhode island. as for all the different organizations, i have alot of questions on purposes except i questions the millions being made by directors. they all have great professional mostly empty websites. One thing very important thing brian many people making huge sums of money in the name of and using of, the poor.
Freedomfrom21 September 09, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Nice...I see many organizations that are fronts for the subversion of Marxism i.e. sustainable development / "smart growth"
Russell Archambault September 10, 2012 at 01:19 AM
bank rhode island, try to do something for the average hard working people who support your business, and stop playing and hiding with this poor people crap. realize what your doing to some of us.I dont mean me! But i do have ideas that could actually service / help all.


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