Bowls for Hunger in ProJo!

Bowls_1_KB (1)10.9.2014: Ceramic artist Ellen Blomgren from Mudstone Studios in Warren, shows the third-graders how to use clay to shape their bowls. Colt Andrews Elementary School students in Bristol are making Bowls for Hunger under the direction of art teacher Lynne Ramos and Ellen Blomgren. The final products will be sold for $5 a bowl and proceeds will be donated to The East Bay Food Pantry. This is being made possible by a grant from the Bristol Warren Education Fund which Lynne Ramos applied for. One bowl can buy 50 pounds of food from The Rhode Island Food Bank.

The sale will be November 10 from 4-7:30pm.

The Providence Journal/Kathy Borchers

: Ceramic artist Ellen Blomgren from Mudstone Studios in Warren, shows the third-graders how to use clay to shape their bowls. Colt Andrews Elementary School students in Bristol are making Bowls for Hunger under the direction of art teacher Lynne Ramos and Ellen Blomgren. The final products will be sold for $5 a bowl and proceeds will be donated to The East Bay Food Pantry. This is being made possible by a grant from the Bristol Warren Education Fund which Lynne Ramos applied for. One bowl can buy 50 pounds of food from The Rhode Island Food Bank. The sale will be November 10 from 4-7:30pm. The Providence Journal/Kathy B: Ceramic artist Ellen Blomgren from Mudstone Studios in Warren, shows the third-graders how to use clay to shape their10.9.2014: Ceramic artist Ellen Blomgren from Mudstone Studios in Warren, shows the third-graders how to use clay to shape their bowls. Colt Andrews Elementary School students in Bristol are making Bowls for Hunger under the direction of art teacher Lynne Ramos and Ellen Blomgren. The final products will be sold for $5 a bowl and proceeds will be donated to The East Bay Food Pantry. This is being made possible by a grant from the Bristol Warren Education Fund which Lynne Ramos applied for. One bowl can buy 50 pounds of food from The Rhode Island Food Bank. The sale will be November 10 from 4-7:30pm. The Providence Journal/Kathy Borchers. Colt Andrews Elementary School students in Bristol are making Bowls for Hunger under the direction of art teacher Lynne Ramos and Ellen Blomgren. The final products will be sold for $5 a bowl and proceeds will be donated to The East Bay Food Pantry. This is being made possible by a grant from the Bristol Warren Education Fund which Lynne Ramos applied for. One bowl can buy 50 pounds of food from The Rhode Island Food Bank. The sale will be November 10 from 4-7:30pm. The Providence Journal/Kathy Borchers

Bowls for Hunger Project at Colt Andrews Elementary!

Bowls for HungerGREAT NEWS FOR THE EAST BAY FOOD PANTRY AND COLT ANDREWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!  Colt Andrews Art Teacher, Lynne Ramos, was recently awarded a grant from the Bristol Warren Education Fund to combine community service and the arts.

This project, called Bowls for Hunger, is a chance to create art to help the community. Students will shape bowls and then hand glaze them to create a unique work of art. Work will be done in the Art classes starting October 7th –October 28th under the direction of ceramic Artist Ellen Blomgren and Art teacher, Mrs. Ramos. Final pieces will be sold to families and the community so funds can be donated to those in need.

Students may reserve their bowl for $5.00. All Bowls will go on sale November 10th for a donation of $5.00. All proceeds will be donated to The East Bay Food Pantry.

Students will discuss the dilemma of hunger. Through out this process, we want our students to realize that they have lots to give. By using their creativity, hands and time, they can make a positive difference in the world and become more aware of other’s basic needs.

Mrs. Ramos’ goal is that through this concrete activity, students will connect and make a life long commitment to helping others and taking ownership in the community. Thank you to Mrs. Ramos and the Colt Andrews students and staff for supporting the work of EBFP through this meaningful project!

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Congratulations To Our Founders Award Recipients!

Jodi Leffingwell

Jodi Leffingwell

At our 5th Anniversary Celebration – Uncorked! 2014 – EBFP’s Board of Directors presented Jodi Leffingwell and Sandra Tolley with the Founders Award.

The Founders Award acknowledges those special individuals who played vital roles in the establishment of the East Bay Food Pantry and have continued to make significant contributions since its inception.  It is only because of their vision and persistent hard work that we are here today, a sustaining organization that has positively impacted and influenced the lives of so many members of the East Bay community.

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Sandra Tolley (center) speaking with Jodi Leffingwell at Uncorked! 2014. Sandra’s husband, John, is on the right.

Jodi Leffingwell served as EBFP’s Board President from 2009-2012 and continued as a committed Board member until her retirement from the board in August.  Jodi’s tireless energy and enthusiasm brought to life Rock the CAN! and the first Uncorked! and she continues to advocate for EBFP across our community!

Sandra Tolley served on EBFP’s founding Board of Directors and then left to become EBFP’s first Thrift Shop Coordinator which she proudly states is the best job she’s ever had!  She retires on September 25th, but she and her husband John will continue as weekly volunteers.

EBFP is deeply grateful for Jodi and Sandra, and celebrates their outstanding service!

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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!

Several times each year, we organize fundraising events to raise awareness of our mission and support our food programs.  In May or June, we hold our Get Off Your CAN!  5K Run/Walk to End Hunger in Colt State Park.  Uncorked! takes place in October at Mount Hope Farm on Bristol Harbor and features live music, local eats, and cold beverages.  Rock the CAN! gathers the best local bands for a benefit concert in January hosted by Jacky’s Galaxie in Bristol.

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, Red Brick School, The Greene School, Little Friends Preschool, First Congregational Church Sunday School, 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 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 2012 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.

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Bowls for Hunger in ProJo!

10.9.2014: Ceramic artist Ellen Blomgren from Mudstone Studios in Warren, shows the third-graders how to use clay to shape their bowls. Colt Andrews Elementary School students in Bristol are making Bowls for Hunger under the direction of art teacher Lynne Ramos and Ellen Blomgren. The final products will be sold for $5 a bowl and …

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Bowls for Hunger

Bowls for Hunger Project at Colt Andrews Elementary!

GREAT NEWS FOR THE EAST BAY FOOD PANTRY AND COLT ANDREWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!  Colt Andrews Art Teacher, Lynne Ramos, was recently awarded a grant from the Bristol Warren Education Fund to combine community service and the arts. This project, called Bowls for Hunger, is a chance to create art to help the community. Students will …

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