PUMP HOUSE BENEFIT TO SUPPORT LOCAL RESIDENTS IN NEED (Narragansett Times, December 20, 2018 )
Local resident Elaine Stannard organizes a benefit for the Jonnycake Center at the Pump House. Read the story.
INCREASED AWARENESS NEEDED TO CONFRONT POVERTY IN SOUTH COUNTY (Independent, December 20, 2018)
South County Health president, Lou Giancola and Jonnycake Center executive director, Kate Brewster, share information about local efforts to fight poverty in South Kingstown. Read the op-ed here.
COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO HELP END HUNGER (Narragansett, June 27, 2018)
The Jonnycake Center and Welcome House of South County teamed up to raise awareness and funds for anti-hunger programs at Wakefield’s RiverFire season kick off. Read the story.
FIRED UP FOR A GOOD CAUSE (Independent, June 14, 2018)
Wakefield’s RiverFire season kicks off with a joint fundraiser for the Jonnycake Center and Welcome House. Read the story.
GRANT FUNDING SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL SERVICE GROUPS (Independent, April 26, 2018)
Several local organizations, including the Jonnycake Center, apply for funding through the Community Development Block Grant. Read the story.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 LOCAL HERO AWARDS (Edible Rhody, Spring 2018)
The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale was voted the best “Food-related Nonprofit” by readers of Edible Rhody Magazine. Read the story.
PUBLIC SLAMS NATIONAL GRID AT HEARING (Narragansett Times, March 15, 2018)
The Center’s member services director, Jennifer Krueger, speaks to the challenges Jonnycake Center visitors have paying electricity bills and accessing lower rates. Read the story.
FAITH-DRIVEN EFFORT FOCUSES ON LOCAL POVERTY (Independent, February 9, 2018)
The Center’s executive director spoke at Kingston Congregational Church as part of “Poverty in the Pulpits”. Read the story.
LOCAL CHURCHES ADDRESS POVERTY ISSUES (Narragansett Times, February 7, 2018)
The Center participated in “Poverty in the Pulpits” day as a way to raise awareness about poverty and hunger in South County. Read the story.
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION KEEPS GIVING TO LOCAL CHARITIES (Narragansett Times, January 12, 2018)
The Jonnycake Center benefits from a grant made by the Rhode Island Foundation to the RI Community Food Bank. Read the story.
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT: SKHS JUNIOR GOMES GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND (Independent, September 21, 2017)
Teen Jonnycake member Rena Gomes receives the first ever Independent Teen Spirit award. Read the story.
HEALTH, HISTORY ON THE MENU (Independent, July 13, 2017)
The Jonnycake Center partners with Thundermist Health Center and the Tomaquag Museum to offer two cooking demonstration series to kick off the summer. Read the story.
WCCC ANNOUNCES “CHAMPIONS” DURING FORUM (Narragansett Times, June 3, 2017)
The Jonnycake Center’s executive director Kate Brewster is named Champion for Family Support by the Washington County Coalition for Children. Read the story.
COUNCIL HEARS FROM HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES (Narragansett Times, March 2017)
A recap of remarks from local human service agencies requesting municipal funds, including the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Read the story.
JONNYCAKE CENTER ADDS SIX NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Narragansett Times, October 1, 2016)
The Center announces its six newest board members and elected officers. Read the story.
JONNYCAKE CENTER ENHANCING ITS MISSION (Independent, 6.16.16)
Read an opinion piece by our executive director, Kate Brewster, about how the Center plans to reduce food insecurity among its visitors. Read the op-ed.
KATE BREWSTER NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AT JONNYCAKE CENTER (Independent 10.6.16)
A piece written about the Center’s new director Kate Brewster. Read the full story.