Walmart Foundation Grants EBFP $30,000!

Walmart Grant Thank YouAll of us at EBFP are grateful to the Walmart Foundation for granting us $30,000 in support of our Access Nutrition Initiative!

The Access Nutrition Initiative represents EBFP’s commitment to providing healthy and nutritious food options in our client choice food pantry. The generous support of donors and the Walmart Foundation enables the EBFP to consistently offer whole grains foods, a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, high quality protein, and milk/dairy products to 5,000 East Bay residents who rely on the EBFP to supplement their food needs. The East Bay community shares in this initiative by giving monetary support, making food-specific donations, and by sharing fresh, local produce.

 

 

OLMC School Collects Food for EBFP!

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Anita Randall and Claire Forand

On Thursday, March 12th Anita Randall (Executive Director) and Karen Griffith (Programs and Operations Manager) attended a presentation assembly at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Bristol.  1st grade teacher, Claire Forand and Principal, Janet Maloney welcomed us and presented EBFP with 570 food items and a check for $570 provided by the Feinstein Foundation.

We were so impressed that what began with the 1st grade can collection was expanded to include the whole school when challenged to do so by Alan Shawn Feinstein! 570 food items is an amazing accomplishment and all of us at EBFP are so grateful to all the staff and students at OLMC school!East Bay Food II

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At the East Bay Food Pantry, food is available to anyone in need in our community.  We currently serve over 1,500 households representing over 5,000 individuals (more than 1,500 of those are children).  Our “Client Choice” Food Pantry is set up grocery store style:  our clients get a shopping basket and choose what their family needs and likes based on household size and key nutritional guidelines.

Our Thrift Shop is the sustaining force behind the East Bay Food Pantry.  All are welcome to shop at the Thrift Shop!  We have a wonderful array of quality items, treasures, and curiosities at great prices and the selection is always changing.   Come in often to shop and make donations of quality, in-season clothing, furniture and household items.  Your donations and purchases directly support our food pantry programs.  Please help spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors about this “shopping for a cause” option in Bristol!

Each year, we organize a fundraising event to raise awareness of our mission and support our food programs.  Uncorked! takes place in the fall and features live music, local eats, and cold beverages.

Food and funds are donated by various organizations around the community including The East Bay Cares Program of the Bristol County Elks, Bristol Rotary, Bristol County Lions, Rogers Free Library, Downtown Bristol Merchants Association, Rockwell, Colt-Andrews, and Guiteras Elementary Schools, Mt. Hope High School, First Congregational Church in Bristol, First Baptist Church of Bristol, Roger Williams University, Bryant University; and by numerous businesses, families, and individuals.

The East Bay Food Pantry is a proud member of the RI Community Food Bank network of agencies and the Bristol County Basic Needs Network.  We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.  We welcome your donations.  Learn more about us in our 2013 Annual Report.

Your good works and generosity help us fulfill our mission: “to engage, educate and empower the east bay in creating a hunger-free community.”

Click here to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.  You may also learn more about us on the Our Story page.

Walmart Grant Thank You

Walmart Foundation Grants EBFP $30,000!

All of us at EBFP are grateful to the Walmart Foundation for granting us $30,000 in support of our Access Nutrition Initiative! The Access Nutrition Initiative represents EBFP’s commitment to providing healthy and nutritious food options in our client choice food pantry. The generous support of donors and the Walmart Foundation enables the EBFP to …

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