In December 2021, with the help of our members, CIRI was able to raise over 1,000 pounds of food and over $8,000 in donations for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. We’re again asking you to do whatever you can in 2022 — through December 15 — to help our neighbors in need.
We all know how expensive the holidays can be. We’re also seeing the effects of inflation, especially in the grocery store. It is a harsh reality for some families that they must decide between a week’s groceries and getting their children gifts this year. Let’s help our local families have a happy, worry-free holiday season.
Every $10 donated can provide 25 meals. CIRI is asking all who are able to make a donation to the RI Community Food Bank. No matter how small. Here are the ways you can help:
Donate using the CIRI fundraising page. [click here]
Food donations at Cardi Corporation: 385 Lincoln Avenue, Warwick, RI
A donation pod for non-perishable food items will be in operation at the Cardi Safety Office. Holiday food donations can include stuffing, cranberry sauce, boxed mashed potatoes, canned gravy or gravy packets, bread mixes, canned soup or soup mixes, and canned vegetables. These will be picked up and distributed by the RI Community Food Bank in time for Thanksgiving. A list of the items most needed items year-round can also be found here on the RI Food Bank website.
Visit the RI Food Bank website to donate directly. [click here]
Thank you in advance for your generous donations this holiday season. Together we can help to ensure that no Rhode Island family goes hungry this winter.
Timothy R. Scanlon
CIRI Executive Director