EAST GREENWICH — While the current state of the economy may be a drain on local food banks, local volunteers and a supermarket chain are attempting to keep a local bank replenished.
The East Greenwich Interfaith Food Bank, based at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, received a $4,280 donation from Stop & Shop's Frenchtown Road branch, which has been active in several local food bank initiatives.
Paula Fernandes, store manager, said checkout clerks asked customers from late October to early December to purchase food during the Food for Friends campaign, with 60 percent of the proceeds staying in East Greenwich and 40 percent going to the Rhode Island Food Bank. She said stores throughout the chain participate in community food bank efforts.
For more on this story, read all about it in the Feb. 23 edition of The East Greenwich Pendulum.