More people than ever are struggling right now. A new report shows food insecurity is three times more prevalent than before the pandemic and nearly a third of Rhode Island households can’t afford to put adequate meals on the table.
But help is available to those who need it.
In our latest 12 on 12 Digital Original – we talk to local organizations about what they’re doing to support families and highlight ways you can step up and help your neighbors in need.
“No family should go without food.”
How to Get Help
Meals on Wheels of RI: For more than 50 years, this organization has delivered food to homebound seniors and other eligible populations.
How You Can Help Others
These organizations rely on monetary donations to support their mission of making sure everyone is fed, but donating your time is equally as important in this season of giving.
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Reporter/Editor – Kayla Fish
Videographers – Ryan Welch, Kyle Kane
Graphic Designer – Matthew Buteau
Executive Producer – Shaun Towne
Special Thanks – Mike Costanza, Lee Dooley, Susan Tracy-Durant, Karen Rezendes