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'Paper Plate Campaign' in Barrington

The RI Community Food Bank brings its new campaign against hunger to the Barrington Farmers' Market at the 'White Church' on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is asking Barrington residents on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the “White Church” farmers’ market to speak out against hunger.

Actually, they’re asking you to write down your thoughts about hunger in Rhode Island on a paper plate.

September has been dubbed Hunger Action Month by food banks across the country, according to Cindy Elder of the RI Food Bank.

“You’ll find the Food Bank at various farmers’ markets around the state throughout September, where they will be conducting a “Paper Plate Campaign,” said Elder.

After people write their thoughts about hunger in Rhode Island on the back of a paper plate, the food bank will hand-deliver them to local legislators, post the thoughts on Facebook and display the plates at a public venue at the end of the month, she said.

Drawing supplies and paper plates will be provided, and children are encouraged to participate, Elder said.

The farmers’ market runs from 9 am to noon in front of the Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Road.

For information on additional dates and locations if you can’t make Saturday, or to organize your own Paper Plate Campaign, call Elder at 401-942-6325 ext. 213. Or visit the food bank website.

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