Community farms grow fresh produce for hungry Rhode Islanders while preserving valuable land. Each farm is managed by a volunteer coordinator who works with the Food Bank.
To get a sense of how community farms contribute to the Food Bank, read Bob Kerr's article in the Providence Journal.
Volunteer at a Farm
The volunteer-run farms rely on schools, businesses and civic groups, as well as families and individuals. All ages are welcome!
To volunteer, contact the coordinators listed below.
Charlestown Community Garden
100 Park Lane, Ninigret Park
Charlestown, RI 02813
Coordinators: Susie Fehrmann and Steve Symonds
(845) 559-4561 or (401) 742-7625
142 Abbot Run Valley Road, Cumberland
Coordinator: Denise Mudge
Visit the Franklin Farm Website
Frerich's Food Pantry Farm
65 Kinnicut Avenue, Warren
Coordinator: Jan Martin
God's Little Acre
622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield
Coordinator: Paul Santucci
G.R.O.W. U.P. Farm
55 Main Street, Woonsocket
Coordinator: Wendy Pires
192 Poppasquash Road, Bristol
Coordinator: Amanda Rubio
McCoy Community Farm
106 Birch Swamp Road (Farm at end of Robbins Lane)
Warren, RI 02885
Coordinator: Diane Stacy
University of Rhode Island: College of the Environment & Life Sciences
University of Rhode Island, Kingston