Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Emergency outreach programs offered during times listed below as well as by appointment. To schedule services outside of regular program hours, call: (401) 364-9412
Emergency Food Assistance Program

Offered weekly based on need and eligibility screening assessments. Clients are able to shop for free fresh, frozen and packaged food items at our pantry, choosing what they need and eat regularly, thus eliminating waste and promoting dignity.

9 front deskFood Pantry Hours:
Wednesdays      9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays         9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Hunger Relief/Rescue Program
Fridays               2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

In addition to our emergency food pantry, this weekly program provides free nutritious supplemental food items rescued from local retail stores. Available without eligibility requirements.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
With the help of the University of RI’s Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America,
RI CAN offers food stamp outreach. Clients have weekly access to on-site coordinators from URI that provide program information and application assistance.

 Summer Program 2017 Splash  @ RI CAN, through The Johnnycake Center, will provide weekly food during normal Pantry hours for children who need breakfast and lunch. Please call 364-9412 for additional information.

Holiday Programs
Provides free Thanksgiving and Christmas food items for nutritious holiday meals as well as Santa’s Workshop, a client choice gift program.


Clothing Loft
Client access to free apparel items based on need. Clothing available for all ages, including coats, shoes and accessories.