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!

Uncorked! 2014 – A Smashing Success!

Uncorked! 2014 Live Auction

Uncorked! 2014 Live Auction

All of us at EBFP are deeply grateful for the incredible outpouring of support shown by our guests at our sold out 5th Anniversary Celebration!

THANK YOU to our amazing event sponsors:

Anonymous Donor
BankNewport
Bristol Marine
StrategicPoint Investment Advisors
Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp

And we extend our sincere appreciation to Mount Hope Farm, 1776, Russell Morin Catering, Greenvale Vineyards, Newport Vineyards, Newport Storm, and Foolproof Brewing Company for providing generous in-kind donations that contributed directly to the success of Uncorked!

We also appreciate the businesses, political leaders and caring community members who donated a wonderful array of experiences, services and treasures to the Silent Auction and Raffle:

Mary and Jeff Popham, Beth and Bruce Dyer, Geoff and Loretta Marion, Newport Marriott, The Breakers, C. Lynne Turnbull (195 Franklin), Jennifer Bristol, New Leaf Hair Studio, Fancy Nails and Spa, Agave Restaurant, Nancy Cordeiro (Thirty-One), Green River Silver Co., LaBella Boutique, Fitness Fusion, Abbigale’s Salon & Spa, Renewing Touch Massage, Jackie’s Loft, Stella Marie Soap Company, 2nd Story Theater, Crossroads Restaurant, Rod’s Grille, Edible Arrangements, Quito’s Restaurant, SS Dion’s Restaurant, Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grill , Madeira Restaurant, Gregg’s Restaurants & Pubs, Aidan’s Pub, Billy’s Restaurant, à jour Jewelers, Sandie Campbell, Leslie Jarbeau, Bristol Harbor Inn, Lobster Pot, 426 Fitness, Joan and Richard Abrams, Brenda Dziedzic, Representative Ken Marshall, Representative Raymond Gallison, Speaker of the House Nick Mattiello, Bristol Town Administrator Tony Teixeira, Bristol Town Councilmen Tim Sweeney, Edward Stuart, and Nathan Calouro, Erich Haslehurst, The Foolish Fox, The Copper Quahog, Blithewold Mansion, Kate & Co., Sakonnet Vineyards, Grapes & Grains, Friends of Linden Place, Bristol Total Fitness, Nancy Securo-Gibbemeyer/Bristol Picture Frame, The Knotty Dog, John Tolley, Bristol Looms/Maya Tavares, Walt Disney World, Tom’s Market, Isadora Beaux, Woof!Woof!, Barrington Books, Imagine, Pizzico, The Gob Shop, Ananda Hair Lounge, Debbie Allen, Floral Symphony, Harbor Bath and Body, Sunshine Fuels and Energy Services, Anonymous

Your support makes every difference -

Thank You!

 

Join us for Uncorked! 2014 – 5th Anniversary Celebration

Uncorked LogoEnjoy cocktails and hors d’hoevres, live music from Jazz Candy and the eclectic and soulful sounds of Vixen and Tod, an exquisite dinner by Russell Morin Catering and gorgeous views of Mount Hope Bay.

Bid on a great selection of Silent and Live auction treasures from local celebrities and businesses. The highest bidders will take home Patriot Tickets, Disney Park Hopper Passes, Hosted Dinner and Cocktail parties, a one week stay at a beautiful lakefront vacation home in the Waterville Estates Resort in New Hampshire… just to name a few!

Register for Uncorked! 2014 here!

It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening and what better way to support and celebrate the crucial work of the East Bay Food Pantry!

Special thanks go to our Sustainer Sponsors:

  • Bristol Marine
  • Strategic Point Investment Advisors
  • Tri-Mack Manufacturing Corporation
  • A Generous Anonymous Benefactor

All proceeds from event ticket sales and auctions go to support the mission of the East Bay Food Pantry:  “To engage, educate and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community.”

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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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Congratulations To Our Founders Award Recipients!

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 …

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Uncorked! 2014 Live Auction

Uncorked! 2014 – A Smashing Success!

All of us at EBFP are deeply grateful for the incredible outpouring of support shown by our guests at our sold out 5th Anniversary Celebration! THANK YOU to our amazing event sponsors: Anonymous Donor BankNewport Bristol Marine StrategicPoint Investment Advisors Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp And we extend our sincere appreciation to Mount Hope Farm, 1776, …

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