Nourish Our Neighbors
It takes a community to feed a community.
We launched the Nourish Our Neighbors program in response to the food access crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. With support from hundreds of donors, dozens of volunteers and highly committed community partners we are working to ensure that local food insecure families and other vulnerable individuals can access wholesome, prepared meals at a time when nutritious food is critical to maintain good health.
EXPANDING NOURISH OUR NEIGHBORS THROUGH 401 GIVES
One of the most devastating impacts of COVID-19 is that 1 in 4 Rhode Island households are food insecure, up from 1 in 10 in 2019.
The United Way of RI reports a 77% increase in the number of calls to their hotline from families seeking food assistance.
We are proud to tell you that the Hope & Main community is answering that call!
With your generous support, we are expanding the Nourish Our Neighbors program to meet the surging needs of families, children, and seniors facing food insecurity as the Rhode Island economy struggles to recover.
This April 1st, please consider donating the equivalent of a meal or two for our neighbors in need. Your gift will sustain lives and livelihoods in the East Bay and beyond.
Your support sustains this program – THANK YOU!
MEALS DISTRIBUTED SINCE MARCH 2020
Provides vital, supplemental nutrition to vulnerable populations.
Enables continuity for Hope & Main members that would have otherwise been displaced by Covid-19 crisis event and dining restrictions, creating jobs and stabilizing employment in small businesses.
Supports local farms, fisheries and purveyors through procurement of ingredients and packaging for meals.
Follow the journey of how our local fishers helped create the latest Nourish Our Neighbors meal.
The finished meal was distributed all over the State to homebound seniors, clients at three RI Women’s Resource Shelters and to local Bristol and Warren Regional School District families.
BUY ONE / GIVE ONE
Community Supported Meal Share
Purchase a “Buy One / Give One” single-serving meal for yourself and bring home a freshly prepared dinner made by one of our members. When you buy that meal, another is automatically donated to a neighbor that is unable to pay for their own at this time. Menu items vary weekly. Quantities limited.
R E T U R N I N G S U M M E R 2 0 2 1 !
Previous Buy One/Give One Meals:
Pesto Roasted Salmon with Gotham Greens Vegan Pesto and Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Beet Campanelle Pasta Kit with Local Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, and Grana | Loaded Baked Potato with Chicken and Spanish-style Baked Beans topped with Salsa Criolla | Falafel Salad BowlJerk Chicken with a Citrus Salsa | Firecracker Quinoa & Summer Vegetables | Thai Quinoa Salad with Sunflower Seed Sauce | Slow-cooked Beef “Ras El Hanout” and Israeli Couscous | Sweet Potato Coconut Curry | Mojo Chicken and Cheesy Mac | Pulled Pork Tacos | Baked Ham Over Mashed Potatoes | Stewed Chicken Over Spanish Rice | Summer Fajita Bowl | Pasta Bolognese | Chili Chicken Verde Enchiladas | Moroccan Style Beef Stew | Pomegranate Chicken | American Chop Suey | Loaded Baked Potato | Herbed Spaetzle | Orange Sesame Chicken w/Rice & Broccoli | Cheesy Meatloaf with Bacon | Butternut Squash Lasagna | Eggplant Parmesan
Thank you Rupert Whiteley for photographing our first week in operations. We are thankful for good neighbors like you!
RESOURCES FROM OUR COMMUNITY & AGENCY PARTNERS
To get more information about accessing meals for you or someone you know, please contact one of our community partners: