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We take seriously our responsibility that basic needs are met. Whether you keep a kosher diet or not, there are several options for adding to your food budget and putting healthy and nutritious food on the table. Should you need further assistance, contact us at 401.421.4111 ext. 411.

An asterisk (*) indicates a Jewish organization.

Nutrition.gov

Description:

Providing easy, online access to government information on food assistance and human nutrition for consumers.

Peace and Providence
Location:

Peace and Providence PO Box 40094 Providence, RI 02940
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Phone:

401.369.9252

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Description:

Started in 2010, Peace and Providence is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals and families within the state of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Rhode Island Community Action
Location:

311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
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Phone:

401.941.0774

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Description:

Since 1992, the Rhode Island Community Action Association (RICAA) has been a catalyst for change and a vital part of a coordinated effort to eliminate poverty in our state. They are dedicated to assisting Rhode Islanders and bettering the accessibility of benefits and services offered to low and middle income residents. Community Action Programs are located throughout the state and their services include senior care, after school programs, employment assistance, health and dental care, counseling, housing and heating cost assistance.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Location:

200 Niantic Avenue, Providence RI 02907
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Phone:

401.942.6325

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Description:

Established in 1982, the Rhode Island Food Bank has worked to provide healthy food to people in need and to search for a long term, sustainable solution to the issue of hunger. The Food Bank collects and distributes millions of pounds of food to people in need throughout the state, but it also utilizes innovative programs such as the Community Cooking initiative to help men and women eat healthily even on a low budget.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Rhode Island Department of Human Services
Location:

600 New London Avenue, Cranston RI 02920
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Phone:

401.462.2121

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Description:

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income Americans. Individuals and families can apply for SNAP based on their income.

The George Wiley Center
Location:

32 East Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
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Phone:

401.728.5555

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Description:

For 31 years, The George Wiley Center has been a grassroots agency that works with members of the low-income community to advocate for systematic changes aimed at alleviating problems associated with poverty. Their mission is β€œto build a community that addresses human needs and redresses injustices.” They have a special focus on food and energy insecurity issues in Rhode Island.

United Way 211 – Rhode Island
Location:

50 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
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Phone:

211 or 401.444.0652

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Description:

2-1-1 is the statewide resource center for information and referrals, and it comes with the support and expertise of a national network of referral experts.

 

2-1-1 provides a trained and caring human connection – a call specialist – who helps people find assistance on everything from childcare needs and mental health issues, food and heating assistance, to gambling problems and elder care services. In the event of a significant storm or natural disaster, United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island support state agencies and connects people to critical services.

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