EBCAP’s “Together We Can” Annual Fund for food pantries
According to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s 2020 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island, food insecurity in Rhode Island increased from 9.1% in 2019 to 25.2% in 2020. This 20-year record high is directly related to the COVID-19 crisis. EBCAP can attest to this pandemic-related demand as it has served nearly 4,000 individuals at its three food pantries in the last year while also distributing bags of non-perishable food to help hundreds of individuals at its COVID-19 testing sites and delivering groceries to home-bound seniors isolated as a result of the pandemic.
To make either a one-time or recurring gift online please click here. Or to mail your gift, please make your check payable to East Bay Community Action Program (with “Food Pantries” in the memo) to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840.
Other Program Appeals
Backpack Feeding Program at Newport’s Pell Elementary School
The Backpack Feeding Program, coordinated by EBCAP’s Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone, provides a weekly backpack of food for enrolled children to eat on weekends when food can be scarce for families. Nearly 150 students per year are served at the Pell Elementary School in Newport. A donation of just $250 will provide enough food for one student for the entire school year. To donate online to the annual drive, now underway, click here. To mail a check, please make your check payable to East Bay Community Action Program, with “Backpack Program” in the memo, and mail to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Thank you!
Literacy Volunteers of the East Bay
Literacy Volunteers of the East Bay seeks funds to deliver the substantial support and guidance that student-tutor pairs require to achieve their goals. Donations to our Annual Appeal can be made HERE or by mailing a check, payable to East Bay Community Action Program (with LVEB in the memo) to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Thank you!
- $1,000 Buys 4 seats on Fluent Reading trainer software
- $500 Trains 15 new tutors to work with our students
- $250 Purchases 4 levels of the computer-based Challenger reading series for 5 students
- $125 Buys 8 At Work in the U.S. books for students with job goals
- $60 Tests and orients 1 new student
- $25 Buys 1 Math in Every Day Life workbook