Rhode Island Community Food Bank hires East Providence's Fuller

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PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has named Karen Fuller of Rumford as director of philanthropy.

In this newly created position, she works closely with Chief Philanthropy Officer Lisa Roth Blackman to cultivate major donors and support the Food Bank’s strategic mission of feeding people in need and promoting long-term solutions to hunger.

A graduate of Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Fuller served most recently as major gifts officer for the Rhode Island Zoological Society. She worked previously as director of annual giving at the Wheeler School and in various development positions with Harvard University and Northfield Mount Hermon School.

Fuller currently volunteers as a board member of Girls on the Run Rhode Island and special gift chair for the Smith College Alumnae Association.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization located in Providence. The Food Bank solicits, stores and distributes food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, food processors, local farmers and community food drives. The food is then distributed to the Food Bank’s statewide network of 238 sites operated by its 178 member agencies. In the past fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 9.75 million pounds of food.

For more information about the Food Bank, please visit www.rifoodbank.org.

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