School Pantries

Helping Students Succeed

PAccessing food at the Education in Action pantry. roviding children and young adults with access to healthy, nutritious food is a priority for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Young people are among the most vulnerable members of our community as their success and development depend on eating well.

Over the past year, the Food Bank has worked with both elementary and secondary schools to open ten school-based pantries to address they needs of young people seeking food assistance. The sites serve more than 1,000 young people each month, delivering healthy, nutritious food and snacks that students can eat at school or at home.

Current school-pantry sites:

Central Falls

  • Learning Community Charter School
  • Segue Institute for Learning
  • Sheila C. Skip Nowell Leadership Central Pantry


  • E in A Thornton Elementary School


  • Newport Community School


  • RI Back to School Celebration Pawtucket


  • Education in Action School Pantry
  • Rhode Island School for the Deaf
  • RI Back to School Celebration Providence
  • Sheila C. Skip Nowell Leadership Capital Pantry