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Rock the CAN! 2014

Rock the CAN!

Join us for our 5th Annual

Rock the CAN!

Friday, January 24th

at Jacky’s Galaxie in Bristol

Featuring Band of Brothers, The Repercussions,

Rendition and Ear Candy

Doors open at 6:00pm.

(Online registration has closed.)


Great Food and Fun at Uncorked! 2013

Cowboy Can

UNCORKED! 2013 - “Hoedown for Hunger”

Presented by…

BankNewport, Bristol Marine, StrategicPoint Investment AdvisorsTri-Mack Plastics Mfg. Corp and all our generous sponsors!

Friday, October 4th 6 – 9 pm 

At the Barn, Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI

Reservations are $75 per person!

Join the East Bay Food Pantry on Friday, October 4th from 6-9 pm at The Barn at Mount Hope Farm for Uncorked! 2013. The theme of this year’s event is Hoedown for Hunger!

Kick up your heels to the lively music of The Goat Ropers, learn to line dance and feast on a scrumptious dinner catered by the incomparable 195 Franklin!

There will also be a Silent Auction with an assortment of quality products and experiences available for the highest bidders.

It will be a fun-filled evening you won’t soon forget and a great way to support the crucial work of the East Bay Food Pantry! Cowboy boots and Stetson hat optional!

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at the East Bay Thrift Shop at 150 Franklin Street in Bristol.  (Sorry, online reservations are now closed.)

All proceeds from event ticket sales and the Silent Auction go to support the mission of the East Bay Food Pantry: “To engage, educate and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community.”

Mount Hope Farm is located at 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI.


Get Off Your CAN! and Register for our benefit 5K Run/Walk to End Hunger

Mark your calendar and dust off your sneakers – our 5th Annual Get Off Your CAN!  5K Run/Walk to End hunger is tomorrow!

Date:  Saturday, May 11, 2013

Location:  Bristol Town Beach Pavilion

Race time:  8:30 am

Registration:  begins at 7:00 am

Entry Fee is $30 the day of the event.  Registration forms are available at our Thrift Shop at the corner of Wood and Franklin streets in Bristol or at the race.  (Sorry, online registration is closed.)

And in case you’re wondering how your registration can help…$25 buys 250 lbs of food!!!

Teams are welcome…join together with family, friends or colleagues and walk or run for fun and to raise money for a great organization. Can’t make it that day or not up for a walk? Consider making a donation or becoming a sponsor for the race! For more information on sponsoring this event or questions about the race please contact Anita at 401-396-9490 or

RACE DETAILS: The race will be held at Colt State Park, Bristol, RI. The main entrance is located on Rte 114/Hope Street. Follow signs posted in the park to the Bristol Town Beach Pavilion for registration. The 5K will circle through Colt State Park with the start/finish line at the Bristol Town Beach. Registration will begin at 7:00am at the Bristol Town Beach Pavilion and wrap up at 8:15am.

This race is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. Official times will be tracked and posted by Spitler Race Systems. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female overall and in each running group.

Check out our complete 5K brochure here!

Join us for the 4th Annual Rock the CAN! 2013


At Jacky’s Galaxie, Bristol

On Saturday, January 26th   



Band of Brothers

The Repercussions



Crushed Velvet


Doors open @ 6:00pm

Free buffet, cash bar, and raffles!

Purchase tickets at the door – $20/person

$20 buys 200 lbs of food for EBFP!



Uncorked! 2012

Join us on Sunday, September 16th from 4-7pm at the Bristol Yacht Club for Uncorked! 2012 featuring a gorgeous waterside venue on Bristol Harbor with drinks, delicious and light fare, and live music of Andre Arsenault against a sunset backdrop – all to support the work of the East Bay Food Pantry.


Tickets are $50 per person at the door.  

Available for purchase are Wine Bags!  Tastefully dressed, each bag contains a bottle of wine and gift certificates valued at $50 – many at $75 or more!  $50 each at the event.  Wine bags may be picked up at the event or after September 19th at the Thrift Shop.

Many thanks to our sponsors, including Bank NewportSlepkow, Slepkow and Associates and Glacier Ice Company.

Join Us for our Volunteer Appreciation Celebration this WED, THURS, and FRI!

To all our Volunteers,

Because of the time and energy YOU share with EBFP, we are able to help more than 4,000 of our East Bay neighbors by providing a wide array of nutritious foods and healthy produce every week! This is a huge undertaking that involves everything from processing and merchandising thousands of Thrift Shop donations to moving and shelving several thousand pounds of food for the Pantry every week!

This week we will celebrate YOU during our 3rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Week. Join us for breakfast on Wednesday and Friday, or brunch on Thursday – yummy!

Wednesday, July 18 - Breakfast 9:30 am – Noon

Thursday, July 19 - Brunch 11am – 1pm

Friday, July 20 - Breakfast 10 – 11 am

Please join us as often as your schedule permits; the more – the merrier is our motto! RSVP to Anita at as soon as possible with the day(s) you will celebrate with us.

And THANK YOU for “Going the Extra Mile” for EBFP!


Many thanks to our generous 5K Sponsors!

Many thanks to our fine sponsors!


  • Capital City Financial Corporation
  • The Edmond N. & Virginia H. Moriarty Foundation, Inc.
  • The Carter Family Charitable Trust
  • Beverly Larson & Gary Watros
  • Grace Steere & Mark Johnson
  • The Chew Family
  • The Randall Family
  • The Farish Family

Silver Can:

Bronze Can:

Tin Can:

Bristol Yoga Studio, Bristol Total Fitness, Alayne White Spa, WHJY, 136 Express Printing & Copy Center, Billy Downing with Lincoln Tech massage therapy students and the Bristol Recreation Department provided goods or services at no charge.  We deeply appreciate the partnership of all the businesses, organizations, and people who helped make our 4th Annual 5K the best yet!



Over 100 Runners and Walkers Participate in 4th Annual 5K!

Want an Alayne White Spa gift card? Walk or run for EBFP!

Great news!! Alayne White Spa is offering a $20 gift card with every 5K Run/Walk registration completed on or before June 1st!  Alayne’s award winning spa offers an extensive menu of luscious treatments that are not to be missed. Many thanks Alayne!

Register quickly and easily online or call 401-396-9490 for more information.

In addition to a fabulous $20 spa gift card, all paid registrations completed by June 1st enjoy speedy check-in on race day and a FREE event t-shirt! Also, enjoy a complimentary pre or post run/walk massage provided by Lincoln Tech!

(FYI – t-shirts are not available to those registering after 6/1 due to order deadline of 6/2)

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012  Location: Bristol Town Beach Pavilion (course through Colt State Park)

Race time: 9:00am  Registration: begins at 7:30am (event day registration – $25)

Don’t want to run or walk, but would still like to support EBFP? Make a donation online or mail a check to East Bay Food Pantry, 150 Franklin St, Bristol. Thank you for your generosity!


Second Healthy Cooking Class Well Attended








We held our second Healthy Cooking class on Friday, March 9th for 11 appreciative food pantry clients.  Heidi Hetzler, SNAP-Ed dietician, taught the class with the help of 2 URI student interns.

The featured recipe was “Healthy Corn Chowder” which was delicious and also low in sodium and fat.  Clients raved about the addition of thyme in the recipe for the flavor and aroma it added to the chowder.

The next classes in the series will be held on April 13th, May 4th, and June 8th from 11:00am – Noon in the Franklin Court Community Room.  Please contact the East Bay Food Pantry for additional information.

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