Food Drive Generates Over 200 Pounds of Food for Rhode Islanders in Need
November 22, 2010
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Brave River Solutions
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Brave River’s second annual holiday food drive held for Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
Warwick, RI – November 22, 2010 – Following in the tradition set forth last year, Brave River Solutions held its annual food drive, collecting donations of food items for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Helping the food bank with their Holiday Meal Drive goal of 350,000 pounds, Brave River collected 220 pounds of food with the assistance of neighboring offices in Warwick’s Centerville Commons office park.
Yielding even more donations than last year’s successful campaign, the Winter 2010 drive was a part of Brave River’s ongoing commitment to social responsibility and community giving. Donations of dietary staples like canned vegetables and meats, hearty brown rice, and nutritious cereals were delivered to the food bank on November 18, after 3 weeks of collection.
Given the current state of Rhode Island’s economy, food donations are more important than ever; in the last two years, the food bank has reported a 50% increase in the number of residents served. “We’ve always put great value on being able to give back to our community,” said Ernie Gaines, President of Brave River Solutions, “and with the holidays approaching, it’s important to remember our fellow Rhode Islanders in need.” Brave River would like to thank everyone who gave for their support and generosity.
ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK:
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank provides food to people in need and promotes long-term solutions to the problem of hunger. Through multiple programs, the Community Food Bank works to ensure that Rhode Islanders have access to the nutritious food they need. Since 1982, the organization has solicited, stored and distributed surplus food and grocery products to qualified member agency programs that provide food to Rhode Island's hungry. To learn more, please visit www.rifoodbank.org.
ABOUT BRAVE RIVER SOLUTIONS:
Located in Warwick, RI, Brave River Solutions is a leading provider of technology solutions to businesses in the Providence and Boston areas. With over 20 years of industry experience and unique end-to-end service capabilities, the experts at Brave River partner with their clients to create solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency, and improve ROI through state-of-the-art technology. To learn more about Brave River’s technology services, please visit www.braveriver.com.