Food Pantries

The EBCAP food pantries are located in three separate locations for the convenience of our clients (East Providence, Newport and Tiverton), and they are assisted by local community volunteers, including AmeriCorps members. Our pantries are stocked with food that is both donated and purchased from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, and with donations from generous community contributors such as Singing Out Against Hunger (an all-volunteer organization in Tiverton, RI that since 2003 has held an annual three-day musical event to raise funds for our food pantries), school food drives, libraries and other area supporters. A variety of food items are offered to clients based on availability. Often fresh produce and specialty items are available for healthier food choices such as low/no salt foods. Eggs, cheese and other protein products are also offered. All donations to the pantry are welcome.

List of Services

Safety Net Advocate will provide Case Management Assessment
Food Distribution
Toiletries (When Available)
Assistance with SNAP (Food Stamps) and Rite Care applications is available
Referrals to LIHEAP (Low Income Heating & Energy Assistance Program), Housing Assistance, health and dental centers, Head Start and training programs

Eligibility

No income guidelines
No referral needed
Photo ID and Proof of residency required
Must be residents of either East Providence, Bristol County (Bristol, Warren & Barrington) or Newport County (Jamestown, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton & Little Compton)

Pantry Contact Information, Hours and Locations

East Providence & Bristol County:
Food Pantry Coordinator/Family Advocate: 401.437.0006 ext .127
100 Bullocks Point Avenue, East Providence, RI 02915
Monday, Friday 10 am -2 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 12-4 pm
Wednesday 10 am-2 pm and 4-6 pm
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Newport County:
Food Pantry Coordinator/Family Advocate: 401.848.6697 ext. 212
19 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Monday 11 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday 1- 4 pm
Thursday 9 am - noon
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Tiverton:
Food Pantry Coordinator/Family Advocate: 401.625.5134
1048 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
Tuesday 9 am - 2 pm* for pantry but social service hours until 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 am - 6:30 pm* for both pantry and social service hours
*And by appointment
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