City and Elisha Project form official partnership

City and Elisha Project form official partnership

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket and the Elisha Project this week announced their partnership to make the Elisha Project the official food rescue and food insecurity partner of the city. The partnership was memorialized through an executive order by Mayor Donald Grebien.

“The city is always looking for ways to partner with our local organizations to best serve our residents,” said Grebien. “The Elisha Project provided approximately 5 million pounds of food in 2020 for those with the most need in our state and looks likely to surpass that total this year. I thank George Ortiz and his team for their hard work and look forward to continuing our collaboration here in Pawtucket.”

Designating the Elisha Project as official partner will allow the organization to use the designation in various media formats including ads and events with the goal of bringing more resources to the community. The city will continue to work with all food and service providers in the community.

“The word community is comprised of two words which truly depict the city of Pawtucket and its citizens: Common and Unity,” said George Ortiz Jr., co-founder and CEO of the Elisha Project. “Throughout the pandemic, Mayor Grebien and his team worked tirelessly with the Elisha Project to execute a plan to combat food insecurity and food waste in Pawtucket. We are humbled by this opportunity and look forward to this partnership.”

The Elisha Project, a 501(c)3 organization whose operations center is headquartered in Pawtucket, is dedicated to combating food insecurity in the city of Pawtucket and throughout the state. The Elisha Project is a movement that is focused on bringing diverse communities together through service, sharing, teaching and learning to make a positive impact in all communities. The total value of work is approximately $7.5 million.

Call 401-400-1628 or email for more information.