Programs & Services

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Healthy Habits

Our team of culinary and nutrition professionals work directly with the Food Bank’s network of member agencies and their guests to bridge the gap between food insecurity and health by providing practical, science-based education to the communities we serve.

SNAP Outreach

The Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach team provides information and assistance to help individuals determine if they qualify and apply for SNAP benefits.

Senior Food Boxes

Through the federal Commodity Supplemental Food Program, the Food Bank distributes a monthly box of healthy USDA commodities to 2,240 qualified seniors at our member agencies and low-income senior high rises.

Kids Programs

Through our Kids Cafe after-school meal sites, the Food Bank provides children at risk of hunger with the nutrition they need to support growth, development and academic success.

Additional Programs

Meals4Kids Boxes

We provide families at our member agencies with kid-friendly boxes containing a week’s worth of healthy, easy to prepare breakfasts, lunches and snacks.

To-Go Bags

Designed for agencies who meet the needs of unhoused guests, these easy-to-carry bags contain nutrient-dense foods that don’t require heating or refrigeration.

Spices Boxes

An assortment of 12 spices enables pantry guests to add flavor and cultural relevancy to meals they create from foods available to them at our member agencies.

Retail Rescue

Member agencies are connected with grocery retailers in their community to rescue perishable food and other items that would otherwise have gone to waste.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank serves more than 63,000 Rhode Islanders per month through food pantries and meal sites.