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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 06-04-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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12 CUMBERLAND / LINCOLN JUNE 4-10, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION Families benefiting from the pro- gram live in Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, and Central Falls. In addition to club members, some meals are delivered to local seniors who aren't able to leave their homes, he noted. Bank of America, which reached out to the Boys & Girls Clubs with the idea, has been a longtime part- ner of the clubs across the state, in particular with teen employment and career development programs, Rebelo said, adding that the bank has always gone above and beyond for everyone. "Sometimes when times are bad, you really see the goodness in people," he said. During the COVID-19 crisis, with most employees working from home, senior staff members came up with an idea to make boxed meals at the Lincoln facility, 670 George Washington Highway, and approached Dagesse, of North Smithfield, for ideas of who could benefit from the meals. "I immediately thought of the Boys & Girls Clubs," Dagesse said, noting that the bank has partnered with them for many years, and because their staff members are so embedded in the community, they know where the food is most needed. "We've done 1,500 meals a week," he said. "There has been zero waste." The Lincoln building normally serves between 700 to 900 employ- ees. "As the coronavirus continues to impact the Rhode Island communi- ty, the demand for food assistance is increasing. Food banks are trying to keep up but we recognize that we can also help by transforming our Lincoln contact center cafete- ria into a food kitchen to provide donated meals to hungry families and individuals," Bill Hatfield, pres- ident of Bank of America in Rhode Island, said in a statement. The bank provides a diverse menu to the clubs a week in advance, and each day staff from the clubs pick up the meals from the Lincoln facility and distribute them to their members. "(Staff) who are working at the Boys & Girls Clubs to facilitate this are an inspiration," Dagesse said. CAFETERIA From Page 11 BUYING - GOLD, SILVER & OTHER PRECIOUS METALS OLD, BROKEN, NEW! Silverware, Jewelry, Serving Trays, Tea/Coffee Sets or Pieces, Watches, Half Earring Pieces, etc. Buyer & Seller of individual coins and collections. Call Lee, 401-434-8900 Evening appointments available at our location or yours EAST PROVIDENCE - WARWICK EAST COAST MASON CONTRACTORS CALL TONY 401-771-3037 &5,,9 ).352%$ s 2%' Driveways, Patios, Walkways, Steps, Walls and Chimneys and Fireplaces All Phases of Stonework Annuals, Perennials, Hanging Baskets, Herbs, Vegetable Starters, Garden Accessories & more. Old Orchard Farm And Greenhouse Time to Plant! FRESH PRODUCE HAS ARRIVED ~ Gift Cards Available ~ 505 Old River Road, (Route 126), Manville, RI Open: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EBT OPEN DAILY 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy SAFELY Shopping You MUST Wear a Mask While Shopping! 1500 Diamond Hill Rd., Woonsocket, RI 401-762.5789 | Happy Spring! Custom Cedar PVC Vinyl Aluminum/Steel COMPLETE LINE OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FENCING Chain Link: Galvanized & Vinyl Coated Gates 401-769-2575 fax 401-766-2956 375 St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI (5 minutes from MA, off 146A) RI. Contractor's Reg. #6112 Full Insured We have been your Official Eastern Illusions Dealer Since 2005 Our office & Display yard are open. Social distancing & masks are required when entering the office. Professional Service & Installation Open for 36th Season! BOB THE BUILDER INDOOR & OUTDOOR COMPLETE HOME BUILD CUSTOM BUILT-INS COMPLETE REFURB FINISH CARPENTRY MUCH MORE . . . 401-332-5957 lS Maintenance Co., Landscape Division Tel. 401.726.2077 E-Mail: LANDSCAPING HARDSCAPING •Lawn Maintenance •Yard Cleaning •Mulching •Planting •Seeding •Landscape Timbers •Playground Fiber •Concrete •Patios •Walkways •Pool Decks •Stone Walls •Brick •Driveways and much more have relocated to at Broncos Crossing Call today for an appointment 567-9009 Jen & Rene of Roy's Barber Shop 1452 Broncos Hwy., Harrisville, RI 02830

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