SAAC Holds Holiday Food Drive

December 9, 2011

KINGSTON, R.I. - The University of Rhode Island Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held its annual holiday food drive, benefiting the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. Together, Rhody's varsity athletics programs combined to donate over 450 pounds of food.

The URI rowers won the team competition, collecting nearly five food items per team member. Volleyball finished second, with 3.29 items per player, followed by tennis (2.25), women's track & field (1.24), softball (1.04), women's soccer (0.74), baseball (0.68) and swimming & diving (0.49).

URI SAAC would like to extend a special thank you to all those who helped make this year's food drive a success.

About the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale

The Jonnycake Center was founded in 1973 by a group of four women who saw a need for an agency that could help people who might not qualify for support through established agencies. They named it after jonnycake meal, a basic necessity in colonial days, because their goal was to provide basic necessities for local people in need. The Center was operated from a store front in Wakefield before moving to our present location at the rotary in Peace Dale.

Today the Jonnycake Center’s Emergency Food Pantry provides food to individuals and families who are having a hard time making ends meet. Households can come to the Center once a month and receive nutritionally balanced food baskets that contain enough food including milk, eggs, and frozen meats to prepare three meals a day for an entire week for all household members.  

To find out how you can help support the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale, please click here.