A Message from Our Founders
Reflecting on the past 12 months, we knew when we set our intentions and goals for 2022 that we would have to work hard to meet them. That work has been met by an inspired - and inspiring - force that is made up of hundreds of individual donors, small business owners, and like-minded organizations. So many have answered our call to help raise greater awareness around the persistence of food insecurity in RI and partner with us to enrich lives and assist our underserved neighbors.
We can't do what we do without you doing what YOU do. At the beginning of the year, we established a set of beliefs that continue to guide our work. We hope you will stay with us on our journey that will be filled with PURPOSE & LOVE.
...We can provide aid to restaurants who are fighting to keep their doors open.
...We can utilize those restaurants to help members of their community dealing with food insecurity.
...Those restaurants can, and SHOULD, be a permanent part of the solution to their communities, long after the pandemic is behind us.
...We can bring dignity to a stigmatized social and economic issue.
...In the kindness and compassion of Rhode Islanders who can contribute meaningfully to our work.
...We can inspire a movement across RI that brings together different groups who are focused on eliminating the root causes of hunger in our state.
...We WILL be part of the solution. One community at a time.
With Purpose & Love,
Jennifer Capracotta & Jennifer Fantozzi
FOOD INSECURITY PERSISTS IN RHODE ISLAND
Our mission is to facilitate a two-way value exchange that empowers restaurants to continue to contribute to their local communities by providing meals to households that are struggling to meet their basic food needs, while driving direct revenue.