Nourish Our Neighbors

Feeding local families in a time of need

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.

MAKING FREE MEALS AVAILABLE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Donations made to this program provide wholesome, prepared meals made by our member companies, incorporating locally-sourced ingredients when possible. Every meal reaches a grateful neighbor in the East Bay! 

Your support sustains this program – THANK YOU!

27,750

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.

MEAL PICKUPS, WHEN AND WHERE

PLEASE NOTE: As of Wednesday, October 14, 2020 all free meal distribution is temporarily suspended as we seek additional funding . We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact Caitlin Mandel with any questions or concerns: caitlin@makefoodyourbusiness.org

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

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.

Thank you Rupert Whiteley for photographing our first week in operations. We are thankful for good neighbors like you!

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

We’re grateful for the contributions made to this program from these good neighbors.

The Brito Family

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