A kosher food pantry is opening in Providence, R.I., the first in the state, according to wpri.com:
The pantry is being called a critical resource for needy families who want to observe Jewish dietary laws. Susan Adler, director of Jewish Eldercare of RI , says it could serve up to 100 people a month.
Adler says the harsh economic circumstances in Rhode Island revealed a need for a specifically kosher pantry.
AgeWell RI , a consortium that includes the Jewish Seniors Agency, Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, took on the task of creating the pantry, which will be funded by the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island.