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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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Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Crisis Line: 401-258-8678
1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Crisis Line: 401-258-8678
Address:
1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Eligibility:

Residents of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick, Westerly.

Program participation are subject to eligibility requirements

FCCP Intake (866) 840-6532

Services Provided:
  • Head Start and Early Head Start link
  • 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. Locations

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/5/2022
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
Address:
32 Goff Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-723-4520
Email: help@bvcap.org
Eligibility:

BVCAP offers a multitude of programs, please contact for eligibility requirements.

In response to the COVID outbreak, BVCAP is currently not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. If you need immediate assistance please call 401-723-4520 or e-mail us at help@bvcap.org.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during this time.

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 link

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT) 
  • Healthy Families America 

Education and Training Programs link

Emergency Services link

  • Food Pantry
  • Diapers and Project Undercover
  • Rental Relief and Utilities

Tax Preparation 

Senior 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: 3/18/2022
Statewide Provider
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
Statewide Provider
Address:
1000 Bullocks Point
East Providence, RI 02915
Phone: 401-437-1000
Services Provided:

The services we offer help make sure everyone can reach their full potential. This may mean solving immediate challenges, like access to food or housing. Or, it may mean getting and staying healthy for life. There’s medical and dental care, behavioral health care, human services and community programs. We help children, youth, families, adults and elders. EBCAP has over 20 services. Our programs focus to improve health, social, and educational outcomes through the strengthening of parent-child relationships, evidence-based curriculum, and skill development.

Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-K Early Childhood Education Programs link

Parents as Teachers link

Healthy Families America link

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: 3/28/2022
487 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Address:
487 Jefferson Blvd
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

The Intake Unit is the entry point to Westbay programs and services. Intake helps clients with basic needs, short-term assistance, and access to follow-on services. Intake link

Services Provided:

Information on programs and services link

Basic Needs

     Food Assistance Westbay Marketplace 

     Energy Assistance Good Neighbor Energy Fund

     Low Income Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP

Family and Children Services

     Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

     Westbay Children's Center ages 0-12 Child Care link

     Lead Center link

     Women, Infants and Children WIC link

     WIC Clinic Warwick- 401-732-4660 x121
     WIC Clinic - West Warwick- 401-826-3230

 Education and Workforce Development Adult Education Academy 

Provider Profiles:

Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. We help 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: 4/27/2022
34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-519-1913
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
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
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
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Organization Name: Progreso Latino
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Address:
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Services Provided:

Programs

  • Early Childhood and School age link
  • Youth Program link
  • Adult Education link
  • Senior Program link
  • Health and Wellness link
  • Food Pantry link
  • Social Services link
  • Immigration link

Bridge to Career link

Citizenship Consortium
Education
Adult Education
Early Childhood
Health & Wellness
Housing Advocacy
Prevention
Immigration
Senior Programs
Youth Programs
Food Pantry

Victims of Crimes (VOCA)
VITA Site - Free Income Tax Services

Provider Profiles:

Progreso Latino, Inc. is a multi-service, non-profit, community based organization located in Central Falls. Progreso Latino’s mission is to help Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/5/2021
Statewide Provider
200 Niantic Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: 401-942-6325
Statewide Provider
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
Statewide Provider
57 Howard Avenue, Louis Pasteur Building
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 855-697-4347
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services
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Address:
57 Howard Avenue, Louis Pasteur Building
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 855-697-4347
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.

Childcare

Includes Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and Head Start link

Supplemental Nutrition Program SNAP

Medicaid and Medicare Programs

Includes Katie Beckett Katie Beckett is an eligibility category in Medicaid that allows certain children under age 19 who have long-term disabilities or complex medical needs to become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

The Sherlock Plan

Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program is a type of Medicaid eligibility for working adults with disabilities.

Medicare Premium Program

SSI State Supplemental Payment

Long Term Services and Supports

Includes Medicaid Long Term Care Supported Services (LTSS) and Enhanced Assisted Living Program for elderly and adults with disabilities.

RI Works Program

RI Works is a financial and employment assistance program for parents and families with little to no income who have children high school age or younger.

General Public Assistance Programs

Includes Bridge Fund, Hardship Program and Funeral/Burial Assistance 

Refugee Assistance Programs

Energy Assistance Programs

 

Provider Profiles:

DHS' programs and services, including those offered by our four divisions, collectively serve more than 300,000 families, adults, children, older Rhode Islanders, individuals with disabilities and veterans each year. Each have their own eligibility requirements and our staff are happy to assist those who need us through the application process and any other needs. 

Office locations

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/13/2022
518 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Address:
518 Hartford Avenue
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-273-2000
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

Must be a Providence resident and meet program eligibility requirements

Services Provided:

Programs and Services Link

Basic Needs

  • Food Pantry
  • Senior Meal Delivery
  • Good Neighbor Energy Fund
  • Project Undercover
  • Rental/ Mortgage Assistance
  • Appliance Management Program
  • Rhode Island Home Energy Assistance Program (RIHEAP)


Training and Workforce Development

  • RI Works
  • Parent Leadership Training Initiative (PLTI)
  • Summer Youth Employment Program
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: 5/17/2021
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 for eligibility

Services Provided:

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) Link

Basic Needs Assistance Link

Education Link

  • Tutoring for Elementary School Children
  • Adult Education Classes

Translation of Birth Certificates

  • ​Birth certificates translation from Spanish to English and vice versa.
  • Call 401-632-4770 ext 4
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: 1/31/2022
25 Webb Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-490-0822
Address:
25 Webb Street
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-490-0822
Email: info@svdpri.org
Services Provided:
  • Basic Needs including food pantry
  • Financial Education
  • Youth Leadership
Provider Profiles:

The mission of SVDP Rhode Island is to be an inclusive community that fosters personal transformation through friendship with and comprehensive service to those in need.

We envision a world in which faith, hope, and love transform communities and lives, and our service to those in need nurtures a just society for all.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Statewide Provider
RI
Phone: 866-306-0270
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: URI Feinstein Center for Hunger Free America
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Address:
RI
Phone: 866-306-0270
Service Categories:
Email: xhunger@etal.uri.edu
Services Provided:

The SNAP Outreach Project creates and distributes materials, provides trainings and offers client assistance through direct outreach in the community and a toll-free hotline. 

Additional Information link

Provider Profiles:

Helping low-income individuals and families throughout Rhode Island access benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/3/2021
4808 Tower Hill Road, Suite G1
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 855-697-4347
Organization Name: RI Department of Human Services
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Address:
4808 Tower Hill Road, Suite G1
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 855-697-4347
Fax: 401-782-4316
Services Provided:

DHS' programs and services, including those offered by our four divisions, collectively serve more than 300,000 families, adults, children, older Rhode Islanders, individuals with disabilities and veterans each year. Each have their own eligibility requirements and our staff are happy to assist those who need us through the application process and any other needs. 

Provider Profiles:

Office locations

DHS Call Center

For general information on SNAP, RI Works, Child Care Assistance, EBT Cards, General Public Assistance, RIte Care, and other agency programs

1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
225 North Canal Street, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-466-5800
Nationwide Provider
Address:
225 North Canal Street, 25th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-466-5800
Toll Free Phone: 800-BAB-Y123
Eligibility:

Children requiring formula

Services Provided:

Mead Johnson develops and markets products that help meet the nutritional needs of infants and children.

Find a Product by need. Offers a variety of specialty and general nutrition feeding products.

Enfamil Family Center information for parents and families.

Patient Savings Programs: Various programs for different products, patient ages, and variety of need.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/16/2021
Nationwide Provider
Alexandria, VA
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: U.S. 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: 7/30/2021
Nationwide Provider
5394 Marshall Street, Suite 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Nationwide Provider
Address:
5394 Marshall Street, Suite 400
Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-839-6782
Toll Free Phone: 833-234-0555
Fax: 303-839-7336
Email: info@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: 1/31/2022
Nationwide Provider
West Milford, NJ 07480
Phone: 267-536-9880
Nationwide Provider
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 & community gardeners and other growers are fighting hunger and malnutrition in America.COVID-19 Update: following all CDC and state guidelines.

  • Food Gleaning Programs
  • Fresh Food
  • Food Donation Programs
Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 4/7/2022
Nationwide Provider
Braddock Metro Center II, 1320 Braddock Place, Fifth Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Nationwide Provider
Organization Name: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 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:

Provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. 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: 8/18/2021
Nationwide Provider
4 Copeland Drive
Ayer, MA 01432
Phone: 508-782-2300
Nationwide Provider
Address:
4 Copeland Drive
Ayer, MA 01432
Phone: 508-782-2300
Toll Free Phone: 866-456-9776
Email: info@cambrooke.com
Services Provided:

Cambrooke produces medical formulas and foods for the management of a variety of medical conditions.

Offers a variety of specialty food products for different medical dietary needs. Also offers recipes for various dietary needs.

CAMBROOKEcare provides expanded reimbursement and coverage assistance to help with medical food coverage.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/16/2021