The Rhode Island Foundation is partnering with Trinity Rep and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to inspire a spirit of giving going into the holiday season. The Foundation will match every donation the public makes to the theater during its 2023 run of “A Christmas Carol” with an equal grant to the Food Bank, up to a total of $60,000.
The goal is to help the Food Bank to keep its warehouse stocked for member agencies like the Community Baptist Church Meal Site, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center Meal Site, the Salvation Army Newport Corps’ Food Pantry and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Newport, the St. Peter by the Sea Community Market Food Pantry in Narragansett, the North Kingstown Food Pantry, the Jonnycake Center for Hope and the New Life Assembly of God Food Pantry in South Kingstown and the East Bay Community Action Program Food Pantry in Tiverton.
“Nothing could be more appropriate at this time of the year than to kindle the giving spirit that glows in this timeless story and in the hearts of Rhode Islanders. Inspiring neighbors to help neighbors in need is the true core of our philanthropic work,” said David N. Cicilline, the Foundation’s president and CEO.
Source : TNB