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Farmers Markets Host Food Bank’s Paper Plate Campaign

Side by side with food banks across the country, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank urges the public to speak out against hunger during September, Hunger Action Month.

You’ll find the Food Bank at various Farmers Markets around the state throughout September, where they will are conducting a “Paper Plate Campaign.” The public is invited to write their thoughts about the problem of hunger in Rhode Island on the back of a paper plate. These plates will be hand-delivered to local legislators, posted on Facebook or displayed at a public venue at the end of the month.

Side by side with food banks across the country, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank urges the public to speak out against hunger during September, Hunger Action Month.

You’ll find the Food Bank at various Farmers Markets around the state throughout September, where they will are conducting a “Paper Plate Campaign.” The public is invited to write their thoughts about the problem of hunger in Rhode Island on the back of a paper plate. These plates will be hand-delivered to local legislators, posted on Facebook or displayed at a public venue at the end of the month.

Drawing supplies will be available, and children are encouraged to participate. Paper plates will be provided. The campaign kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 am to noon at the Go Local Farmers Market in Barrington, in front of the Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Road. For information on additional dates and locations, or to organize your own Paper Plate Campaign, visit www.rifoodbank.org/HungerActionMonth or call Cindy Elder at 401-942-6325 Ext. 213.

Founded thirty years ago, the Food Bank now serves more than 60,000 people every month through its statewide network of emergency food programs. A third of the people served are children under the age of 18. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization located in Providence, RI. The Food Bank solicits, stores and distributes food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, food processors, local farmers and community food drives. The food is then distributed to the Food Bank’s statewide network of 248 member agency programs. In the past fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 9.4 million pounds of food. For more information about the Food Bank, please visit www.rifoodbank.org.

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Written by Anisa Raoof