Community Farms

Fresh Produce Keeps Us Healthy

Last year, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank distributed more than 2.2 million pounds of fresh produce to people in need of food assistance in Rhode Island. Local farm businesses and our network of community farms produced 278,000 pounds of that total.

Our network of four 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. In total, these farms produce more than 80,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables that are distributed through our network of member agencies.

To get a sense of how community farms contribute to the Food Bank:

Volunteer at a Farm

Each spring, our community farms begin accepting volunteers to help prepare the land, plant and harvest. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. It’s a great activity for families, schools, businesses and civic groups!

To volunteer at any of our community farms, contact the coordinators listed below:

Charlestown Community Garden
100 Park Lane, Ninigret Park Charlestown
Coordinators: Sarah Shaw  401-377-8069 ext 112
Email Sarah

East Bay Food Pantry Community Farm
192 Poppasquash Rd, Bristol
Coordinator: Karen Griffith 401-396-9490
Email Karen

Franklin Farm
142 Abbot Run Valley Road, Cumberland
Email the Volunteer Coordinator
Visit the Franklin Farm Website

God’s Little Acre
622 Putnam Pike, Smithfield
Coordinator: Paul Santucci (401) 286-5854
Email Paul

McCoy Community Farm
106 Birch Swamp Road (Farm at end of Robbins Lane), Warren
Email McCoy Community Farm
Join McCoy Community Farm on Facebook