Nourish Our Neighbors

Sustaining lives and livelihoods of 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.

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A donation of $9 provides a wholesome, well-made and delicious meal to someone who needs it. It also pays someone to prepare, pack and deliver it. 

Your support sustains this program – THANK YOU!

31,000

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.

Eating With the Ecosystem and the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island purchased freshly caught Monkfish directly from local dealers and vessels.

Tony’s Seafood helped to process this fish off the boat and get it ready for Hope & Main member Savory Fare to begin cooking.

Savory Fare cooked delicious fish cakes for the Nourish Our Neighbors Program, paired with a comforting portion of buttery noodles and carrots.

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.

These donated meals reach seniors through the Nourish Our Neighbors Program.

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:

WARREN SENIOR CENTER
20 Libby Lane, Warren, RI 02885
401-247-1930
bhoague@townofwarren-ri.gov

BENJAMIN CHURCH SENIOR CENTER
1020 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 253-8458
dwilsonbcsc@gmail.com

BARRINGTON SENIOR CENTER
281 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806
(401) 247-1926
seniorservices@barrington.ri.gov

THE WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
624 Main St, Warren, RI 02885
(401) 247-2070

GOOD NEIGHBORS
55 Turner Avenue, East Providence, Rhode Island 02915
(401) 253-8458
goodneighborsri@gmail.com

L.I.F.E., Inc.
490 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809

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