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2015 Annual Appeal – Help Out with Your Gift Today!

We need your help! RI’s poverty rate isn’t shrinking as fast as we’d like…. We are still serving over 5,000 neighbors who are in need!

• 47,000 RI children under the age of 18 are living in poverty – that’s 21.5% of all kids living in RI!

• 14.4% of RI’s population (60,800 households) do not have the means to purchase adequate food with an additional 4.6% (19,400 households) experiencing severe food insecurity (hunger).

• Well over half of RI’s poverty-stricken population have such limited income that they must choose between buying food and paying rent.

Providing adequate nutritious food for our neighbors in need is our goal and we are determined to make sure EBFP’s resources are accessible to all those who request our help. 2015 marked the 6th year anniversary of our agency’s mission: To Engage, Educate and Empower the East Bay in Creating a Hunger Free Community. Thanks to your generous support we have been able to provide nutritious food for over 5,000 residents in the nine communities we assist.

Please make your tax-deductible donation online today!

Belita annualappealRecently, single mom Belita explained how being an EBFP client is helping make a better life for herself and her 2 school-aged children. “I am a part time student right now at Rhode Island College, and I work part-time at the Rhode Island Hospital. In January I will start going to school full-time to become a nurse. But I can only work 2 or 3 days a week at the hospital, and it doesn’t give me enough money to pay all my bills. I hope when I get my degree I won’t need to come here anymore, but right now it helps a lot! My kids are growing and they eat so much. I really like the Food4Kids program because it gives me such good food for them – fresh fruit and yogurt and everything! And, I shop a lot at the Thrift shop for things for my family too. Everything you do helps!”

Unfortunately, Belita is not alone in her struggle to feed her family. Assisting 5,000 people is a huge responsibility and one we could not take on without your help and the support of our community. Please help us meet this challenge, and together we can create a better, a stronger, a healthier East Bay!

Please make your tax-deductible donation online today!  Our clients, staff, and volunteers thank you!