The Rhode Island Community Food Bank seeks to improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing both short-term and long-term solutions to the problem of hunger. There are many ways to get involved with the organization, including: making financial donations, organizing food drives, or creating fundraisers. Overall, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank strives to partner with member agencies to meet the immediate need for food assistance and collaborate on innovative ways to reduce the need.
This winter season, CCK was committed to contributing to this partnership and giving back to the local community. By the end of the food drive, staff members had successfully filled multiple donation boxes with non-perishable food items. This firm-wide service project is a reflection of CCK’s dedication to helping those in need.
As a public interest law firm, CCK is actively involved in assisting individuals in many aspects of life and particularly in times of need. CCK’s longtime work in the fields of Veterans Law, ERISA Law and Insurance Litigation, and Personal Injury Law has introduced the firm to countless clients, both local and across the nation, in need of a fierce advocate.
Rhode Island, like many states, has struggled with poverty and homelessness. The Rhode Island food bank reports that 12.4 percent of households (i.e. 1 in 8 families) in the state are “food insecure”, while 5.6 percent have “very low food security.” As a result, these families struggle with hunger on a daily basis.
CCK is going to take part in this donation project annually, in an effort to continuously seek out ways to improve the lives of those in the community, and provide assistance wherever it is needed.