Food Assistance

Programs providing a wide variety of services, including prepared meals, low cost meals, food benefits (SNAP/EBT), school lunches and summer lunch programs, and others.

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RI

Statewide

Address:
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Services Provided: The services provided by EBCAP include: Head Start and Early Head Start services; Even Start; family health and dental services; family development case management services including social service information and referral and basic human needs; youth programs; the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Heating and Energy Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program (WIC); the Newport Skills Alliance; youth services; and senior services including case management, senior employment, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and the Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting).
Provider Profiles: East Bay Community Action Program provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of RI's east bay: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown.
A number of satellite locations for WIC:
Tiverton -401-625-1364
Newport 401-619-5970
Bristol -401-253-7577
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/26/2020
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Organization Name: State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services
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Address:
Louis Pasteur Building
57 Howard Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Toll Free Phone: 855-697-4347
Services Provided: RI Department of Human Services oversees a number of programs to help individual and families in Rhode Island. A complete comprehensive list is on their website.

Child Care Assistance Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
[http://www.dhs.ri.gov/Programs/index.php]
General Public Assistance
Disability Determination
Long term Services and supports
Medicaid Programs
RI Works [http://www.dhs.ri.gov/Programs/index.php]
Energy Assistance
Provider Profiles: We are an organization of opportunity, working hand-in-hand with other resources in Rhode Island to offer a full continuum of services for families, adults, children, elders, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/26/2020
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-942-6325
Organization Name: Rhode Island Food Bank
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Address:
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-942-6325
Email: contactus@rifoodbank.org
Services Provided: Community Cooking Programs
Community Kitchen-a culinary training program
School Pantries
Community Farms
Kids Cafe
The RI Food Bank website has a "Find Food" tool that will identify local food pantry's by zip code.
Provider Profiles: Mission to improve the quality of life for all Rhode Islanders by advancing solutions to the problem of hunger.

Our Vision
We envision a state where no one goes hungry.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank distributes food to people in need through a statewide network of 160 member agencies. These agencies include food pantries, meal sites, shelters, youth programs and senior centers. Each month, 59,000 struggling Rhode Islanders receive food assistance at these agencies. One in three served is a child under the age of 18, and one in five is over the age of 60.

The Food Bank solicits food donations from the public and from the food industry, including supermarkets, food manufacturers and growers. To keep up with the high demand for food assistance, the Food Bank also purchases food at a low cost from wholesalers. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 9.2 million pounds of food.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/26/2020

North Kingstown, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Heating Assistance & Weatherization
Head Start
Food Distribution
Emergency Services
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) [https://tricountyri.org/services/family-care-and-community-partnerships-program-fccp/]
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/youth-education-training/]
North Kingstown [ https://tricountyri.org/locations/north-kingstown/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Pawtucket, RI

Address:
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
Services Provided: The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program provides a number of services to its clients from Basic Needs, energy heating assistance to job training.
Programs and services for families include:
Family Programs including Home Visiting programs Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Healthy Families America [http://bvcap.org/family-services/]
Rhode Island Works and Education and Job Training Programs [http://bvcap.org/education-and-job-training/]
Basic Needs including food pantry and Project undercover(diapers) [http://bvcap.org/emergency-services/]
Provider Profiles: The Blackstone Valley Community Action Program (BVCAP) is a non-profit agency and a member of the nation-wide network of Community Action Programs. Our mission is to assist low-moderate income people and empower them to become self-reliant, responsible citizens. Our programs are funded through federal, state and local grants.

Multiple Locations
BVCAP Community Center
210 West Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4PM
Phone: 401-475-5071

Woonsocket Office
Woonsocket Senior Center
84 Social Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4PM

Phone: 401-766-3734
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/14/2019

Providence, RI

518 Hartford Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Address:
518 Hartford Ave
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Must be a Providence resident and meet program eligibility requirements
Services Provided: Education and Training
Education and Training provides opportunities for Providence residents to improve their skills.

Food Pantry
Food Pantry is a program that provides food to Providence residents in 02907 zip code area.

Individual Development Account (IDA)
IDA is a matched savings program to assist saving towards a home, business or post secondary education.

LEAD Safe Providence
Services designed to help relieve issues with lead, mold, or other environmental hazards.

Parent Leadership Training Initiative (PLTI)
A free Civics and Democracy Leadership Training program for parents.

Project Undercover
Project Undercover provides diapers, socks, and underwear to children in need.

Providence Talks
Providence Talks is a free early intervention program to promote literacy readiness in Providence youth.

Senior Services
Senior Services is a program run at CAPP's Elmwood location to provide support to seniors.

Social Services
Social Services Department provides residents of Providence with ongoing case management.

Summer Youth Employment Program
An opportunity for youth ages 16-24 to learn job readiness skills while earning wages at a meaningful summer job.

Rhode Island Home Energy Assistance Program (RIHEAP)
RIHEAP provides energy assistance to Providence residents that meet income guidelines.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
VITA prepares taxes free of charge to residents making less than $55k/year.

Weatherization
Weatherization provides assistance for homeowners to make their home more energy efficient.

Youth Success (YS)
YS assists pregnant and parenting youth living in zip codes 02905 and 02909 in Providence.
Provider Profiles: CAPP is a leading provider of social services in Providence. The organization operates, promotes and supports the development of human service programs aimed at improving the lives of low-to-moderate income individuals and families living in Providence. CAPP works to minimize poverty while empowering members of the community to be self-sufficient.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/16/2017
300 Laurel Hill Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-632-4770
Address:
300 Laurel Hill Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-632-4770
Fax: 401-383-9210
Email: info@SDCenterRI.org
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Call to see if eligible
Services Provided: WIC [http://www.sdcenterri.org/wic.html]
Basic Needs Assistance
Tutoring for Elementary School Children
Adult Education Classes
Translation of Birth Certificates
Notary
Provider Profiles: The Scalabrini Dukcevich Center is a faith-based community center run by the Scalabrini Lay Movement of Rhode Island.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/7/2018

Wakefield, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Toll Free Phone: 800-432-2605
Eligibility: Residents of Washington County and West Greenwich. Program participation are subject to eligiblity requirements
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start
Joyful Learning Child Academy
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Senior and Disabled Adult Services
Heating Assistance (by appointment)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Warwick, RI

Address:
205 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Email: info@westbaycap.org
Eligibility: Serving residents of Kent County including Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick and West Greenwich Eligibility requirements apply
Services Provided: Services include:
Child Care Center
Food Pantry
Energy Assistance
Holiday Baskets
Lead Center
WIC program
FCCP -DCYF diversion program
Youth Success- parenting program for teens

WIC clinic Warwick- 401-732-4660
WIC clinic - West Warwick- 401-826-3230
Provider Profiles: Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. Our mission is to assist economically disadvantaged Kent County residents achieve and sustain self-sufficiency and stability with food, utilities, health, safety, and education.

Westbay Children's Center
22 Astral Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone:
401-463-6620
Email:
infowcc@westbaycap.org
Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Westerly, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Address:
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-519-1913
Eligibility: Basic Needs, Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Services Provided: Head Start
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training
Food Distribution
Family Care Community Partnership
Heating Assistance
Weatherization
Youth Diversionary Program
Wayward Disobedient (assistance with filing)
[https://tricountyri.org/locations/westerly/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
"To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life.”

Tri-County Community Action Agency has 12 Locations across the state. Helping individuals and families on the road to self-sufficiency since 1964."
Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Nationwide

West Milford, NJ 07480
Phone: 267-536-9880
Service Categories:
Address:
West Milford, NJ 07480
Phone: 267-536-9880
Service Categories:
Email: info@AmpleHarvest.org
Eligibility: Farmers, community gardens, home gardeners, retailers and local food pantries.
Services Provided: Connects 42 million Americans with excess food from their garden and local food pantries. Garden by garden, home and community gardeners and other growers are fighting hunger and malnutrition in America.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 1/10/2020
5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Address:
5394 Marshall Street, Ste 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Fax: 303-839-7336
Email: Lee.Shaughnessy@rmchildren.org
Eligibility: Patients and families
Services Provided: Provides direct assistance to pediatric patients and their families. The Mother's Milk Bank collects, processes, and provides donor human milk to babies nationwide. Information on how to receive milk can be found online.
The Stink Bug Project supports families who have a child diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
The Stink Bug Project, in partnership with the prison-trained K-9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries, matches well-trained, loving companion dogs with families throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Provider Profiles: Call Lee Shaughnessy 720.507.0907 to determine if your client qualifies.
Source: Help Me Grow Utah via United Way 2-1-1
Last Updated: 6/5/2019
Alexandria, VA
Service Categories:
Organization Name: United States Department of Agriculture
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Address:
Alexandria, VA
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Children and teens 18 and younger.
Services Provided: Find summer meals in your community. A services locator for the nation. Through the Summer Food Program children may receive up to 2 meals, one meal and a snack, or 2 snacks every day. The program is funded through the USDA.
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 6/5/2019
Braddock Metro Center II, 1320 Braddock Place, Fifth Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Service Categories:
Organization Name: U.S.D.A Food And Nutrition Service
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Address:
Braddock Metro Center II, 1320 Braddock Place, Fifth Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: Retailers can apply online. Accepts applications from those wanting to be authorized retailers for Food Stamps. Retailers can access the website to download an application.
Quest Card Customer Help Line for any Quest Card issues for either Food Stamps clients.
For additional assistance, [https://www.fns.usda.gov/fns-regional-offices contact your local office].
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/24/2020