Posted: May 6, 2020

Food Drive for People Experiencing Homelessness in Rhode Island

Description

The Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership (RIMNP) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the House of Hope, which provides case management services to people experiencing chronic homelessness, are partnering to safely collect and deliver food to people who are currently or were recently unhoused. Many regular meal sites have either closed or have reduced service capacity due to COVID-19, so there is massive food insecurity amongst the people we work with. We are requesting donations of canned goods, snacks, and other non-perishable foods to the RIMNP Collection Box at the back door of 59 East Transit St. Providence RI 02906. We will sanitize and wipe down all donations before distributing them to people in the community. In addition to this canned food drive, House of Hope is also collecting monetary donations to be used to purchase food/grocery store gift cards for people experiencing food insecurity.

Contact

Neha Reddy, MPH, Rhode Island Medical Navigator Partnership & Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, neha_g_reddy@brown.edu

Project Category

Charitable/Social Services

Mode of Participation

In-person clinical

Credit Status

Extracurricular

Project Type

Food banks

Keywords

Interprofessional, Collaboration, Medical Students, Food Insecurity, Donations, Grocery Deliveries, People Experiencing Homelessness, Social Workers