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Winter Food Drive

The need for food assistance in Rhode Island remains at record high levels. Every month, the Food Bank's network of food pantries and meal sites serves more than 60,000 people: including children, seniors, and adults. 

We need your help to make sure that no one in Rhode Island goes hungry. 

Here's what you can do: 

Drop off donations of non-perishable food any weekday (except holidays) from 8 am to 5 pm at the Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave, Providence. Directions. 

Organize a food drive in your neighborhood or at your school, business, or organization. We can provide posters and collection bins. Check out our One Company Can page

Visit our Kids Helping the Hungry page to learn how young people can make a difference. 

Download the Holiday Meal Drive poster

Make a financial donation to the Food Bank. Every dollar you give enables us to acquire three pounds of healthy food for someone in need of food assistance. 

Most-Needed Non-Perishable Food Items 

Peanut butter

Whole wheat pasta
Tuna Brown rice
Canned & dried beans Boxed macaroni & cheese
Canned soups & stews Granola bars
Canned fruits & vegetables Tomato sauce 
Breakfast cereals Extra virgin olive oil

Please only donate healthy, nutritious food that is in good condition and "in date." Foods six months past their expiration are not accepted. Keep in mind that, when conducting a food drive, it is best to request foods that are within date to limit the potential for expired product.

Also, no homemade products or glass jars of baby food, please. Boxed cereals and formula are welcome if unopened and within date code.

Thank you for your help supporting the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.