Please help us ensure that no family in Rhode Island goes hungry.
Every month, the Food Bank’s network of food pantries and meal sites serves more than 59,000 people. The need for food assistance in Rhode Island remains high all year long.
During the summer months, however, food donations decrease while the need for food assistance remains high. Families with children are challenged to replace the free and reduced-price lunches provided for them during the school year. Please help us ensure that no one goes hungry by supporting our Summer Food Drive.
We need your help. The Food Bank can provide posters and collection bins.
Download a Food Drive poster. (Print size is 11 x 17).
Here’s what you can do:
- Drop off donations of non-perishable food any weekday (except holidays) from 8 am to 4 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 One Kid Can page to learn how young people can make a difference.
- Make a financial donation to the Food Bank. Every dollar you give enables us to acquire three meals for a family in need of food assistance.
Whole wheat pasta
|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.