BankNewport has awarded $38,000 in grants to five organizations working to combat food insecurity in the state.
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by Ryan Belmore January 3, 2023
BankNewport has awarded $38,000 in grants to five organizations working to combat food insecurity in the state. The grant recipients include FabNewport, the East Bay Food Pantry, the Jonnycake Center for Hope, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph’s Conference.
“We are extremely proud to contribute to the nonprofit community throughout Rhode Island that tirelessly and selflessly work to care for those in need,” said Jack Murphy, President & CEO of BankNewport.
FabNewport, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, offers classes and workshops for students and facility rentals for local businesses in the Providence and Newport areas. The organization will use its grant funding to support its Hunger Relief Program.
The East Bay Food Pantry, located in Bristol, provides healthy food choices and nutrition education to those in need in the East Bay area. The pantry will use its grant money to fund hunger relief programs and provide personal care supplies for low-income children, adults, and seniors.
The Jonnycake Center for Hope, based in South Kingstown, aims to provide basic needs, resources, and hope to its community members through its Emergency Food Program. BankNewport’s grant will be used to support this program.
Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, a Providence-based nonprofit, works to address food insecurity and social isolation among homebound older adults by providing nutritional and other programming. BankNewport’s grant will be used to support the organization’s ongoing delivery of meals to homebound individuals statewide.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph’s Conference, a Catholic nonprofit in Newport, provides food, emergency assistance, and guidance about other resources to those in need. BankNewport’s grant will fund Emergency Financial Assistance for individuals and families facing emergencies, including eviction, homelessness, and lack of home heating oil.
BankNewport Awards $38,000 in Grants to Fight Food Insecurity