CCA’s donation will help the Rhode Island Public Health Institute open a fourth location for its Food on the Move program.
Food on the Move’s mission is to increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables for vulnerable populations by addressing the two main barriers of healthy food access: transportation and cost. According to Kerri Connolly, food access program manager at the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, “Commonwealth Care Alliance’s generous donation will allow us to open a weekly market at a fourth location. This market, hosted at Forand Manor in Central Falls, is a significant step for us, as their executive director, Bridgett Duquette, will be partnering with us to expand the typical resident market to the broader Central Falls community. The market is scheduled to begin this fall.”