RI Community Food Bank http://ripr.org en Raimondo: Happy Thanksgiving, send me campaign money http://ripr.org/post/raimondo-happy-thanksgiving-send-me-campaign-money <p>A window into just how relentless campaign fund-raising has become: Democrat &nbsp;Gina Raimondo’s latest email wishing Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving.</p><p>The Internet missive contains a photo of the state treasurer with her husband Andy and children Tommy and Ceci. ``At Thanksgiving…I think about everything we are grateful for. We live in an amazing state with so much potential, we are surrounded by family and friends who care about us, and living up to our Italian traditions, we are preparing and eating way too much food.’’</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:42:39 +0000 Scott MacKay 25450 at http://ripr.org Community Food Bank Straining To Keep Up With Demand http://ripr.org/post/community-food-bank-straining-keep-demand <p>The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is out with its annual report on hunger.&nbsp; It shows the recession is still playing a very large role in the lives of Ocean State residents.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is now serving 68-thousand people a month, up three percent from a year ago and an all-time high.&nbsp; At the same time, food donations are down by nearly two million pounds, said Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:15:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 25309 at http://ripr.org Community Food Bank Straining To Keep Up With Demand Tuesday, March 5, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/tuesday-march-5-2013 <p>Congressman David Cicilline predicts that public outrage about the impact of across the board spending cuts will eventually lead to a new budget agreement.&nbsp; Early voting could come to RI if a proposed bill is passed by the General Assembly.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%205%20March%202013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:44:07 +0000 Lydia Rogers 11361 at http://ripr.org Shred-A-Thons to be Held all Week in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/shred-thons-be-held-all-week-rhode-island <p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin kicked off a state-wide Shred-A-Thon as part of National Consumer Protection Week.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the third year the state has offered free shredding services for personal and confidential documents.</p><p>According to Kilmartin the past “Shred-A-Thons” have kept nearly nine tons of materials out of RI landfills.</p><p>Residents can bring up to 2 banker boxes of documents for shredding and are asked to donate a non-perishable food item to the RI Community Food Bank.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:02:40 +0000 John Bender 11324 at http://ripr.org