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Rhody Feeding Rhody Alliance

Rhody Feeding Rhody is about building sustainable connections for local farmers and fishers with food pantries, food rescue organizations, food distributors, and other partners so that Rhode Islanders in need of fresh, local, culturally-appropriate food have better and more consistent access to it. RIFPC is one of the founding partners, alongside the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, Eating With the Ecosystem, Farm Fresh RI, and Southside Community Land Trust.

2024 Rhody Feeding Rhody Alliance Meetings

Quarter 1:
Monday, February 12, 2024, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (virtual)
Meeting records (recording, presentation, notes) available below 

Quarter 2: 
Monday, May 13, 2024, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (virtual)
Register here

Quarter 3:
Monday, August 12, 2024, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (virtual)
Register here

Quarter 4:
Monday, November 11, 2024, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (virtual)
Register here

Since the onset of the pandemic, Rhode Island farmers and fishers have become more invested than ever in ensuring food security for their food insecure neighbors. We’re excited to see the Rhody Feeding Rhody Alliance grow this market, increasing the viability of our farm and seafood businesses while putting fresh, healthy local food on tables across the state.”

Nessa Richman, 
Network Director, Rhode Island Food Policy Council


The first Rhody Feeding Rhody Alliance meeting of 2024 was attended by 41 participants. During this meeting, core partners showcased their successes of 2023, highlighting significant growth and expansion of initiatives to support local producers while enhancing community access to local food. Core partners then shared their vision for 2024 with a common goal of market growth in terms of who’s buying and selling.