26,000 Online Votes Earns Grant from Red Sox Foundation
Hunger Relief Agency Celebrates Grant From Red Sox Foundation After Securing More Than 26,000 Online Votes
Riverside, RI. -- Good Neighbors was selected as one of five finalists for the Red Sox Foundation IMPACT Awards in Rhode Island. The IMPACT Awards provide Red Sox fans in New England with the opportunity to support their favorite nonprofit by participating in an online vote. This year’s focus of the IMPACT Awards was on organizations that have improved health and wellness outcomes in their community.
After securing more than 26,000 votes, Good Neighbors, which operates a soup kitchen, food pantry, and day shelter, received the third place prize of $2,000. Additionally, the organization was invited to participated in an on-the-field recognition before the September 5, 2019 game at Fenway Park.
“It was an incredible feeling being down on the field at Fenway knowing that our friends and supporters made it all possible,” said Good Neighbors Executive Director, Ric Wild.
To Celebrate, Good Neighbors will host a Red Sox themed party on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 for members of the community. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a complimentary lunch at 11:30am featuring ball park-inspired food. Attendees are encouraged to dress in Red Sox attire and enjoy a showing of a classic Red Sox playoff game.
About Good Neighbors:
Good Neighbors is in its 29th year as a registered nonprofit functioning as a soup kitchen, food pantry, and day shelter. Open Monday-Friday, the soup kitchen provides 100+ meals per day to people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. Our food pantry provides individuals and families with fresh fruits and vegetables, non-perishable goods, breads, and frozen meat and soup. Additionally, we provide over 1,400 hours of day shelter each year to some of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable. We occupy the lower level of the former St. Brendan Catholic School in Riverside, RI. Our main entrance is accessible via Dorr Ave. For more information, please visit our website at goodneighborsri.org.