PROVIDENCE JOURNAL December 15, 2019 I heard that 53,000 people are helped each month by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, so I stopped by one of its pantries to find out who they are. Soon, Tina Santana, 29, walked in. She’s not what I expected. Read the article here: https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20191214/mark-patinkin-lives-of-those-served-by-food-pantries
PICA began in 1974 as a joint project of several Providence churches and was named appropriately, at the time, “Providence Intown Churches Association.” Within the last few years the name was shortened to PICA. PICA recognized the organization has grown, developed, and changed over the years, the name “Providence Intown Churches Association” no longer represented[…]
The solution to this complex societal issue doesn’t lie with increasing police presence, outlawing panhandling and keeping the less fortunate out of Kennedy Plaza. In fact, laws and policies designed to criminalize and demean poverty and homelessness only perpetuate the real problem: a growing chasm between the rich and poor that is slowly ripping society[…]
Since its founding in 1974, Providence In-Town Churches Association has helped countless people struggling with hunger and homelessness, including one of their own employees, George Gaffett. At the time he was hired George had been homeless for five years—at one point even spending the winters on the sidewalk outside the Providence Civic Center with his[…]
Eleven Executive Directors selected for United Way of Rhode Island Learning Circle. Go Local Prov News Article
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