Updated January 23 at 3:23pm
Social Welfare
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More than 33 million meals are missed by low-income Rhode Islanders each year, despite resources available to them, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s 2016 Status Report on Hunger released on Monday. more
The number of persons experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island on a single night in January rose by 4.4 percent over the year, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest obesity rates for 2- to 4-year-old participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the nation, according to findings released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week. more
The U.S. divorce rate has fallen for the third consecutive year, to its lowest level in more than 35 years, according to data released Thursday. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday launched a new campaign - part of his One Providence Initiative - to bring issues related to immigration, racism and criminal justice to the forefront of public discussion leading up to the January inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. more
Curious what “how to” questions Rhode Islanders Google more than any other state? more
A $27 million gift to Brown University from The Warren Alpert Foundation will allow the university to expand its M.D./Ph.D. program for physician-scientists by more than tripling funding for it, and endow a professorship in the Brown Institute for Translational Science. more
Twenty-eight Rhode Island animal welfare programs, which range from low-cost spay and neuter services to humane education, received a combined $470,000 in grant funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, according to a Thursday release from the organization. more
Amos House, Crossroads Rhode Island and The Providence Center will share more than $350,000 to increase social services outreach in Kennedy Plaza and Burnside Park, the Rhode Island Foundation said Monday. more
Two middle school students each received college scholarships of $10,000 on Friday, thanks to the new PawSox Scholars program created by the Pawtucket Red Sox and the PawSox/Skeffington Charitable Foundation. more
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