January 28, 2023

East Providence Residents Invited to Share Ideas at Free Community Dinner Nov. 15

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In increasingly divisive and polarized times, the Rhode Island Foundation is inviting East Providence residents to share ideas over neighborly meal

East Providence, RI – The Rhode Island Foundation is inviting East Providence residents to share their thoughts about the issues that are important to them at a free community dinner Nov. 15.

“Now more than ever Rhode Islanders need a place for listening, reconnecting and inspiring constructive, civic and civil dialogue,” said Neil D. Steinberg, the Foundation’s president and CEO. “Every voice in Rhode Island deserves to be heard. Grab a friend and join other engaged folks in your area for a free meal and positive discussion to highlight opportunities in your community and our state.”

The event will be held at the East Providence Senior Center, 610 Waterman Ave. from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register at www.rifoundation.org/togetherri 

“We’ll offer people the chance to talk face-to-face with each other over family-style meals. Bring your ideas for improving your community and the local challenges you’d like to see addressed,” said Steinberg.

The event is the final stop in the Foundation’s statewide food and friendship tour that began July 14. The East Providence and statewide findings will be shared with participants and the public after the final session.

The Rhode Island Foundation is the largest and most comprehensive funder of nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island. Working with generous and visionary donors, the Foundation raised $98 million and awarded $76 million in grants to organizations addressing the state’s most pressing issues and needs of diverse communities last year. Through leadership, fundraising and grant-making activities, often in partnership with individuals and organizations, the Foundation is helping Rhode Island reach its true potential. For more information, visit www.rifoundation.org 

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