Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Students donated more than 800 canned goods, nonperishable food items and toiletries to the Tiverton Food Pantry on Tuesday.
Tiverton High School students passed on the Thanksgiving spirit on Tuesday, donating more than 800 canned goods, nonperishable food items and toiletries to the Tiverton food pantry. Students collected the all the goods in about a week, rallying around a cause that could make a difference to struggling families in their own community. "This summer we discussed the idea of the food drive and we wanted to be able to donate in our own community," said Carrie Gibbons, an English Language Arts teacher at the high school who helped organize the food drive. The Advisory Committee, a group of about a dozen high school teachers, plans events like the food drive to teach students compassion and understanding for their neighbors. It also offers …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Rev. William Sterrett writes a letter to the editor to thank all those who participated this year.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
To the editor: Amicable Church wants to thank all the people in the greater Tiverton community who participated in our yearly, week-long food drive, which ended last Sunday, Feb. 5. We are especially grateful to all businesses and organizations that served as drop-off locations. They were: Stone Bridge Branch of Bank Newport, Gray’s Ice Cream, St. Christopher’s and St. Theresa’s churches, Tiverton Town Hall and the Essex and Union Libraries. Well over 1,000 pounds of food was collected. The food items will be shared with Tiverton’s two food pantries: East Bay Community Action Program’s pantry on Stafford Road and First Baptist (Old Stone) Church’s pantry on Old Stone Church Road. Once again, thank you all for sharing so generously. Rev. …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The St. Onge family have a huge light display set up at their home on Hayden Avenue, and are taking any donations they can to Tiverton's food pantry.
Checking back in with the St. Onge family, of Tiverton, who started a light display earlier this month at their Hayden Avenue home, they announced on Tuesday that they dropped off five tote bins of food, three turkeys and $75 to the East Bay Community Action Program. Their spectacular light display has a donation box lit on their front property to let onlookers give a food or monetary donation toward the town's food bank. Colleen St. Onge said the drive is going well, but they are still trying to get the word out that it will continue until Jan. 8. "We are still running it every day [from] 4:30 to 10 p.m.," she said in an email. "We were quite touched by the appreciation at the Tiverton Food Pantry by both the people who work there and the…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A collaboration between the Tiverton Police Department, the Tiverton High School Community Service Program and the East Bay Community Action Program made another Toys for Tots drive successful this week.
Hundreds of stuffed animals, toys, games, dolls, cars and trucks made their way from the Tiverton Senior Center basement to numerous Tiverton families experiencing financial hardships as part of this year's collaborative Toys for Tots program. The program is administered locally by Police Chief Thomas Blakey, the Tiverton High School Community Service Program and the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) and Head Start. The project's been going on annually for the last seven years, according to Sheila Kauffmann, the school's new community service coordinator. She arrived at the senior center with three high school students - Sarah Haskins, Rebecca Rusin and Angel Joseph - last Friday, Dec. 16 to begin organizing the toys for …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The need from local families using the East Bay Community Action Program's food pantry is increasing during the holiday season.
Fresh and non-perishable food filled the pantry inside the East Bay Community Program (EBCAP) in Tiverton on Tuesday morning, thanks to a donation from the Tiverton Police Department and Stop & Shop. Sgt. James Costa said they gave $1,000 worth of food, in cooperation with Stop & Shop, to the program. He said the annual donation comes from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Union Local 406, and this year they had a little extra to dole out for Thanksgiving in addition to their Christmas donation. "We take donations all the time," he said. "Thanks to the support of businesses and residents in town, we were able to make additional donations." Angela Downing, director of social services at Tiverton's facility, said they receive …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
More than 60,000 Rhode Islanders rely on food pantries to help meet their basic food needs.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank would like to collect an additional 350,000 pounds of food between now and Dec. 30 during its annual Holiday Meal Drive. The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is the only food bank in the state of the Rhode Island. It provides food to 122 member emergency food pantries throughout the state, including the East Bay Community Action Program in Tiverton. More than 60,000 Rhode Islanders rely on the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s statewide network of emergency food pantries to help meet their basic food needs. “Most of us think of the holidays as a time of plenty, but many people in Rhode Island are struggling to put food on the table,” says Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “We…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Enjoy each of these fun events this week while also helping to raise money for worthy causes.
Enjoy music, food and activities at several of these fun events. SING OUT AGAINST HUNGER Where/When: Coastal Roasters 1792 Main Rd, Tiverton, Evelyn’s Drive-In, 2335 Main Road, Sept. 15 to 18 (times and location vary, see schedule). Why Go: Ninth annual concert (with over 35 performances) to help feed the needy in our area. The funds raised during this event go directly to East Bay Community Action (Tiverton Food Pantry) and the Little Compton Food Bank. Price: Donation of non-perishable food item. COUNTRY DAY AT PARDON GRAY Where/When: Pardon Gray Preserve, Lafayette Road & Main Road, Tiverton, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Why Go: Food, music and a variety of activities for adult and kids. The proceeds support Pardon Gray Preserve. Price: …