NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Community Food Bank has received a large donation of apples.

WLNE-TV reports 9,000 pounds of apples from Washington State have been given to the food bank by Dave's Marketplace and First Fruits Marketing as part of its Take a Bite out of Hunger program.

First Fruits is a collaborative apple marketing company owned by growers.

Andrew Schiff, the food bank's chief executive officer, says the apples will be distributed to food pantries across the state.

The food bank serves 68,000 people, one-third of them children.

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