Food Assistance

Description: 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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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 []
Rhode Island Works and Education and Job Training Programs []
Basic Needs including food pantry and Project undercover(diapers) []
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
Original 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 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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 5/16/2017
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-942-6325
Organization Name: Rhode Island Food Bank
Address: 200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-942-6325
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/13/2016
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
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility: Call to see if eligible
Services Provided: WIC []
Basic Needs Assistance
Tutoring for Elementary School Children
Adult Education Classes
Translation of Birth Certificates
Provider Profiles: The Scalabrini Dukcevich Center is a faith-based community center run by the Scalabrini Lay Movement of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/7/2018

Wakefield, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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: Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/22/2018

Warwick, RI

Address: 205 Buttonwoods Avenue
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
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
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Woonsocket, RI

Organization Name: Community Care Alliance
Address: Administrative Office
800 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-7000
Eligibility: All ages. Program eligibility varies. Northern Rhode Island Coverage area
Services Provided: First Connections
Our First Connections program provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits to women who are pregnant and families with young children from birth to age three.
We provide visits in Burrillville, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, Scituate, Smithfield and Woonsocket.

Healthy Families America
Our Healthy Families America program provides free, voluntary, home visits to pregnant women and families with infants until their children turn three. The program is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Services & Supports
Assessment & screening for perinatal depression, drug & alcohol use and domestic violence
Prenatal guidance
Parenting support & guidance
Care coordination
Referrals to other programs

Early Intervention program that is listed separately in the Directory.

Children's Intensive Services
Children's Outpatient Services
We provide a range of office-based, clinical services for and children and families struggling with behavioral health issues.
Treatment Foster Care
Intensive Family Preservation
Home-based program for families funded by DCYF providing intensive wraparound services for families in need of long-term stabilization to avert placement or assist with reunification. Through referral by DCYF only.
Youth Success is a statewide program for pregnant and parenting teens under age 20, regardless of income.
Addictions and Mental Health Treatment []
Provider Profiles: A comprehensive community support agency that provides over 50 programs that range from home visiting and basic needs to substance abuse treatment. Call to check location. []

Community Care Alliance is also the lead agency for Northern RI Family Care Community Partnership group.
The FCCP is a preventative program serving families which have children who:
•Have serious emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges.
•Are at risk for abuse and/or neglect and potential involvement with DCYF.
•Are transitioning from the Youth Diversionary Program.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/9/2018


Organization Name: Lots of Hope
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Providence
Services Provided: Increase fresh produce within city of Providence. Community Gardens available at some sites.
Provider Profiles: Lots of Hope seeks to improve access to locally grown produce in Providence markets, expand the City's portfolio of green space, and contribute to improvements in air quality, public health, and local property values.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/2/2016