The Center recently named its financial assistance program after Jeff Melish in recognition of his sixteen years of service on the Jonnycake Center’s board and his lifelong commitment to helping South County residents meet their most basic needs. The Fund currently provides assistance for housing, utilities, transportation, and other basic needs such as health care, […]
Thanks to Tufts Health Plan the Center was able to kick-off it’s weekly summer produce program “Healthy Harvest” early this year. Beginning in June, members can visit the Jonnycake Market for fresh fruits and vegetables every week, as opposed to monthly. This program generally begins in mid-July when farmers and gardeners begin donated locally grown […]
The Jonnycake Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Providence have been named Rhode Island’s two Neighborhood Builder Awardees for 2020. The nonprofits were selected for their work addressing economic mobility, specifically furthering the economic and social progress of individuals and families in low- to moderate-income communities. As an awardee, each organization receives a […]
The Southern RI Chamber members voted the Jonnycake Center for Hope as nonprofit organization of the year. We are so pleased to have been recognized for our hard work by our peers, especially because there were so many amazing nominees. The Center has served more than 30,000 school vacation meals and distributed more than 150,000 […]
The Jonnycake Center joined forces with the Helping Hands food pantry at the Harbor Church on Block Island during three separate trips in April and May. Together, we served over 200 Islanders each trip, distributing approximately 5,000 pounds of food each time.
The Jonnycake Center joined with the RI Community Food Bank to host a Town Hall to share information about how the Food Bank and local food pantries are dealing with the Covid-19 health crisis and answer questions from attendees. Watch the full video here.
2020 Census The 2020 Census is so important. It will determine the resources that will be available to our local community for education, health care, and a long list of other public services. It will also decide our government representation. The Jonnycake Center, in partnership with the Tomaquag Museum, is encouraging our Native neighbors to complete the […]
Donations of cereal and snacks are what is most needed to support our school vacation meals program. These two items can be expensive and difficult to purchase in bulk. Our community has been outstanding in dropping off donations during our normal business hours at the Jonnycake Market.
The Center will operate its school vacation meals program weekly throughout distance learning and summer vacation. This program provides enough milk, eggs, bread, cereal, snacks, fresh fruit, peanut butter and jelly, soup, and other items for five days worth of breakfast and lunch. During the first six weeks of the Covid public health crisis we […]