- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has launched its summer food drive to collect 150,000 pounds of food.

Donations typically drop during the summer.

The food bank says the need remains high, especially for families of children who normally receive free or reduced-priced lunches at school.

Andy Moffit, husband of Gov. Gina Raimondo, says he hopes the drive will raise awareness about food insecurity and challenge Rhode Islanders to help.

Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff says hunger doesn’t take a summer break.

The statewide network of food pantries and meal sites serve 63,000 people each month.

The food bank is accepting food and financial donations and handing out food drive posters and collection bins at the bank in Providence from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week, except holidays.

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