School Pantries

Helping Students Succeed

Providing 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.

The Food Bank has worked with both elementary and secondary schools to open school-based pantries and backpack programs to address the 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-based sites:

Central Falls

  • Learning Community Charter School
  • Segue Institute for Learning


  • EBCAP Pell School
  • Newport Community School

North Kingstown

  • North Kingstown Food Pantry Back Pack Program


  • Pawtucket Backpackers


  • RI Back to School Celebration Providence


  • Oakland Beach PTO School Pantry


  • Woonsocket Back Pack Program