Mark Patinkin: The lives of those served by food pantries

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:

PICA Gets a New Name and Brand

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[…]