Food Pantries

May 14, 2020 – See important information below (in red) regarding changes to EBCAP’s Food Pantries

EBCAP’s Food Pantries offer monthly food distribution to assist food insecure households. Individuals/families in need of food assistance may come to one of EBCAP’s three food pantries once a month. When you arrive, our staff will help you select food that you/your family will enjoy. The amount of food you receive is based on your family size. It is helpful (but not required) to bring with you re-useable bags.  For additional food pantries and meal sites in Rhode Island, you can download a comprehensive Food Agency List, found on the Rhode Island Community Food Bank website.

Who We Serve

EBCAP food pantries serve East Providence, Bristol County, and Newport County residents.

Key Features

The program provides:

  • Nutritious supplemental food at no cost to participants
  • Assistance to people with special dietary needs
  • Family advocates who assess additional needs of individuals/families and connect participants to other EBCAP community resources

Additionally, with generous support from Project Undercover, EBCAP food pantries are able to provide a limited number of diapers, underwear, and socks for children.

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

Due to increased demand, people can access our food pantry twice per month instead of once per month, for the foreseeable future due to the crisis.  The pantry hours are by appointment only, until further notice.  East Providence and Newport pantries are open. Clients will be served by appointment only to ensure safe distancing between clients. All food will be pre-packaged, and employees will hand the bags to Food Pantry guests upon arrival.  Our Tiverton pantry will re-open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning May 26, 2020 for scheduled appointments.  We will conclude food deliveries in Tiverton on May 20, 2020.  Please call and leave a message at 401-625-5134, ext. 103 if you need a delivery on May 20 or to schedule an appointment for pick up on/after May 26th.

Bullocks Point Ave. Center – 401-437-0006 x127

  • Monday: Noon – 4:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday:  Noon – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • Thursday: Noon – 4:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 8:00 A.M. – Noon

Broadway Center – 401-848-6697, ext. 212

  • Monday: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
  • Tuesday:  9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday:  Noon – 4:00 P.M.
  • Thursday: 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Tiverton Center – 401-625-5134, ext. 103

  • Re-opening May 26th (see above in red for more details)
  • Tuesday: 9 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday, 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

How to Enroll

EBCAP food pantries are by appointment only. You must bring a Photo ID and complete a brief application on site during your scheduled appointment.

How You Can Help

Volunteers are needed to assist in unloading and processing food deliveries, organizing and stocking shelves with pantry goods and donations, and distributing goods to clients. If you are interested, please contact Angela Downing at adowning@ebcap.org.

You can also help by organizing a food drive. Please call to arrange drop-off of food donations.

  • East Providence: 401-437-0006 ext. 127
  • Newport: 401-848-6697
  • Tiverton: 401-625-5134

Financial donations are greatly appreciated and can be made online or by mailing a check to: East Bay Community Action Program, Attn: Finance Dept., 19 Broadway, Newport RI 02840. Make checks payable to EBCAP with “Food Pantry” noted in the memo line.

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