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Government shutdown threatens heat, food programs here

By   /  October 15, 2013  /  Government & Politics  /  No Comments

TIVERTON — Hundreds of low income Tiverton residents could find themselves hurt by the federal shutdown if the crisis continues to the end of the month. Two programs most immediately threatened are those that provide low income heating assistance and the program that supports women, infants and children with nutritional assistance. That’s the word from […]

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Dramatic increase for food assistance in R.I.

By   /  November 19, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

Organizers are hoping to collect thousands of pounds of food during the Bristol Rotary Club and Fire Department food drive on Jan. 20 and 27.

Food donations are down, yet there are more hungry mouths to feed in Rhode Island than ever before. The Ocean State now ranks highest in New England for food insecurity, according to a report released Monday by the R.I. Community Food Bank. Local emergency food pantries are reporting a large spike in the number of […]

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