Backpack Feeding Program – Food for Kids

The Backpack Feeding Program, coordinated by EBCAP’s Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone, provides a weekly backpack of food for enrolled children to eat on weekends when food can be scarce for families. Nearly 150 students per year are served at the Pell Elementary School in Newport. To make an online donation to the annual drive, now underway, click here. To mail a check, please make your check payable to East Bay Community Action Program, with “Backpack Program” in the memo, and mail to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport, RI  02840. Thank you!

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Welcome to East Bay Community Action Program!

People come first at East Bay Community Action Program. We are a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of Rhode Island’s East Bay, including the municipalities of: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown. We are mission-driven. When a resident walks through our doors, we get to know them personally. Then, we connect them with the right services, at the right time.

 

 

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