Volunteers Wanted

We are currently seeking volunteers for our food pantry and thrift shop

We are currently seeking volunteers for our food pantry and thrift shop

East Bay Food pantry and Bristol Senior Center Collaborate

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Bristol Senior Center! In an effort to meet the needs of seniors in our community, we have collaborated with the Bristol Senior Center to publicize our food programs and provide free shuttle service to seniors who are in need of food assistance.  The shuttle is able to accommodate those in wheel chairs if needed.
Wednesday, March 8:  Food Pantry
Friday, March 17: Fresh Food FridayBristol Seniors
Wednesday, March 22:  Food Pantry
Friday, March 31:  Fresh Food Friday

Wednesday, April 5:  Food Pantry
Friday, April 7:  Fresh Food Friday
Wednesday, April 19:  Food Pantry
Friday, April 21:  Fresh Food Friday

If you or someone you know is interested in taking the shuttle, please contact the Bristol Senior Center at 253-8458.

Thrift Store Will be opening on Tuesdays Beginning in April 4th

The East bay Food Pantry Thrift shop will be opening on Tuesdays beginning on April 4th! A 10% Senior discount will be given on that day!

The East bay Food Pantry Thrift shop will be opening on Tuesdays beginning on April 4th. A 10% Senior discount will be given on Tuesdays.Hours will be 10 am-3 pm

 

Stop & Shop’s “Food for Friends” Holiday drive collects $5202.00

Stop & Shop 2017 check                                    Bristol Stop & Shop manager Bob Chamberland presents a check for $5202.00

to Executive Director Nicki Tyska

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At the East Bay Food Pantry, food is available to anyone in need in our community.  We currently serve over 700 households representing over 2300 unique individuals (34% children 24% Seniors).  Our “Client Choice” Food Pantry is set up grocery store style:  our clients get a shopping basket and choose what their family needs and likes based on household size and key nutritional guidelines.

Our Thrift Shop is the sustaining force behind the East Bay Food Pantry.  All are welcome to shop at the Thrift Shop!  We have a wonderful array of quality items, treasures, and curiosities at great prices and the selection is always changing.   Come in often to shop and make donations of quality, in-season clothing, furniture and household items.  Your donations and purchases directly support our food pantry programs.  Please help spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors about this “shopping for a cause” option in Bristol!

Each year, we organize a fundraising event to raise awareness of our mission and support our food programs.  Uncorked! takes place in the fall and features live music, local eats, and cold beverages.

Food and funds are donated by various organizations around the community including The East Bay Cares Program of the Bristol County Elks, Bristol Rotary, Bristol County Lions, Rogers Free Library, Downtown Bristol Merchants Association, Rockwell, Colt-Andrews, and Guiteras Elementary Schools, Mt. Hope High School, First Congregational Church in Bristol, First Baptist Church of Bristol, Roger Williams University, Bryant University; and by numerous businesses, families, and individuals.

The East Bay Food Pantry is a proud member of the RI Community Food Bank network of agencies and the Bristol County Basic Needs Network.  We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.  We welcome your donations.

Your good works and generosity help us fulfill our mission: “to engage, educate and empower the east bay in creating a hunger-free community.”

Click here to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.  You may also learn more about us on the Our Story page.

Bristol Seniors

East Bay Food pantry and Bristol Senior Center Collaborate

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Bristol Senior Center! In an effort to meet the needs of seniors in our community, we have collaborated with the Bristol Senior Center to publicize our food programs and provide free shuttle service to seniors who are in need of food assistance.  The shuttle is …

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