October 2018
Your monthly news & updates
Backpack Feeding Program to Help Newport Students Is FULLY FUNDED! Plus information on Adopt A Family Program and upcoming events.
Backpack Feeding Program at Pell Elementary School Fully Funded for 2018/19 School Year
With some grant funding and mostly private donations, the Backpack Feeding Program at Pell Elementary School in Newport, RI, managed by Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone, a division of East Bay Community Action Program , is fully funded to serve 150 students per week for 32 weeks, starting November 2, and 100 students each week next summer! This program provides students weekly with a bag of child-friendly (easy to prepare) meals and snacks so they won't go hungry on weekends. More than $37,000 was raised, beginning at EBCAP's Seaside Gala in June through the Fund A Need paddle raise (photo at right, credit: Caroline Goddard, Hope State Style). Read more about the program in an article featured in Newport This Week.
People raise paddles at fundraiser in support of Backpack Feeding Program
Adopt A Family Program Needs Donors
EBCAP hopes to provide holiday gifts to more than 150 families throughout the East Bay region. Donors are needed to “adopt” East Bay area families for this year’s program. 

For many of our EBCAP clients, a festive holiday celebration is a dream. As they struggle to make ends meet for life’s basic necessities, holiday gifts for their children and a special meal are simply out of their means. You can help make the holidays so much brighter for a family! Learn how you can help- read more.
Upcoming Events
Sara Campbell, Newport, to Hold Shop and Support Event
Baby Steps, a division of EBCAP, invites you to shop at Sara Campbell, 115 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, on Saturday, November 10th,from 10 am -5 pm. Sara Campbell is offering 10% off regularly priced apparel, and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Baby Steps!

For more information on Baby Steps please visit our website.
Upcoming Events, Four Legs to Stand On
Join East Bay Recovery Center on Friday, November 16 at 7 pm for Four Legs to Stand On, a groundbreaking drama on the modern American family that brings awareness to Substance Use Disorder and its impact on the individual, family and community. It will be held at the Recovery Center, 378 Hope Street, Bristol, RI. Doors will open at 6 pm for refreshments. A community discussion will follow the performance. The event is free and open to the public. Donations to East Bay Recovery Center are suggested.
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