Category Archive: Events

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.

Rock the CAN! 2012 a Huge Success!

Our 3rd Annual Rock the CAN! was our most successful yet, with over 200 guests enjoying the music of four terrific, local acts:  Rendition, Trinity, The Repercussions, and Band of Brothers!  We are so grateful that these fine musicians are willing to share their talent for such a good cause.

Jacky’s Galaxie hosted the event for the third year in a row, providing the venue and buffet free of charge.  Many thanks to Jacky, Val and their fine staff for treating everyone to such a fine evening!

The ever popular raffle featured donations from the following fabulous businesses:

Kate and Co, Green River Silver, Bayside Resort in Yarmouth MA, Newport Mansions, Nick’s Fish, Bead House, Coggeshall Jewelers, Roberto’s, It’s All Hair, Knotty Dog, Heart and Soul, Greenvale Vineyards, Sakonnet Vineyards, Trinity Rep, i Boutique, 1776 Liquors, Bristol Yoga Studio, and Silpada (Sheila Morris-Sardinha).

Thank you to everyone who made Rock the CAN! 2012 such a great event!

We Welcome Your Donations!

Did you know that $10 buys 100 pounds of food for our Food Pantry?

You can make a huge impact with even a small donation.

Donate anytime by clicking the ‘Donate’ paypal link on the right. There, you can donate by Mastercard, Visa, American Express, bank card or paypal account.

Thank you for your support.


$10 buys 100 pounds of food!



Our 2nd Annual Uncorked! Event has been postponed until next year

Unfortunately, due to Hurricane Irene, we must postpone our fun Uncorked! event until next September.

Please join us in thanking our many, many sponsors who donated gift certificates and more to our event.  We truly appreciate your generosity!!

Our many sponsors and supporters include:

New Leaf Hair Salon

Preservation Society of Newport

Bayside Resort


The Wooden Midshipman

Aiden’s Pub

East Bay Consignment

The Restaurant & Cafe

Bristol Total Fitness

Delekta’s Pharmacy

Hair, Heart & Soul

Knotty Dog

Green River Silver Co.

i boutique

Kate & Company


The Toy Shop

Nick’s Fish Market

Coggeshall Jewelers

The Bead House


These fine vendors were scheduled to serve their delicious food at Uncorked!

195 Franklin

The Cheese Plate

Leo’s Ristorante


Nacho Mamma’s

Samantha’s Pizza


Wicked Natural

Admiral Pub


And BankNewport had donated a generous sponsorship for the event.

Hope to see you next year!!

Can Man in the Bristol 4th of July Parade!

For the first time ever, Can Man walked in the Bristol 4th of July Parade!  His presence brought attention to the need for food in our area.

Go Can Man!

2011 Get Off Your Can! Was a HUGE Success!!

Many thanks to all who helped make our 3rd Annual Get Off Your Can! 5K Run/Walk such a huge success! We had 178 participants!!  HUGE thanks to our great volunteer crew helped the event run very smoothly!

Many thanks to our sponsors and all who donated and volunteered!

Music was  provided by Andre Arsenault, our Emcee was Kevin Mulhern – Producer at WHJY.

Thanks to Colt State Park for the use of the gorgeous park for the race and to Bristol Parks and Recreation for the use of the Pavilion.

Water and snacks were generously provided by Bristol Total Fitness – special thanks to Jen Morin!

Additional snacks provided by Popped Crisps (George Greer Co.).  Yum!
Race timing by Spitler Race Systems




Get Off Your Can! 5K Fun Run and Walk 2011

Save the date – Saturday, June 18th, 2011 for our 3rd Annual 5K fun run and walk.
Meet us at the Bristol Town Beach Pavilion on Saturday morning.

Online registration is available until the day before the race.
Check out pictures from last year on our facebook page!

Rock the Can! 2011

Rock The CAN! – Friday, January 28, 2011
Jacky’s Galaxie, 383 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets $20

Join us for Rock the CAN! our benefit to raise funds for the East Bay Food Pantry featuring bands The RepercussionsBand of Brothers and MEPOS.  We’ll have a buffet, a cash bar and raffles.
Join us for an evening of fun and good work!


Circle of Giving Appeal 2011

Circle of Giving Art by Keith Reynolds

Located on the interior wall of the Stone Soup Thrift Shop.
“These circles represent our interconnectedness.  Each circle shares its energy with another, creating a new and greater whole – as our lives are meant to overlap with others through friendship, caring, concern and love.”

As more caring community members like you join our circle, the greater impact we will make in the East Bay.  With your sustaining support, we can provide assistance to the ever increasing population affected by financial hardship. Your generosity will empower the East Bay Food Pantry to care for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Just a few days ago one of our clients shared,  “I don’t know what I would do without your pantry. I wouldn’t be able to feed my kids.”

Unfortunately this woman’s situation is shared by too many of our East Bay neighbors – the good news is that with your help, the East Bay Food Pantry CAN make a difference in our community.

Thank you in advance for joining our Circle of Giving with your generous donation to the East Bay Food Pantry – we appreciate you!

Donate now!!


“UNCORKED!” – Sunday, September 12, 2010, 4-7 pm

Herreshoff Marine Museum Tent, Bristol

A relaxing sunset event on the Bristol Harbor with drinks, light fare and live music by MEPOS, all to benefit the East Bay Food Pantry.

Many thanks to all who made our Uncorked! fundraising event so successful!

Our Generous In-Kind Sponsors:

Our Mystery Goodie Bag donors:

1776 Liquors, Abbigales Salon, Adrienne Jeanne Photography, Aidan’s Pub, Alayne White Spa, Alfred’s Gifts & Antiques, Ardor, Audubon, Bagels, Etc., Bebop Burrito, Bee Hive Café, Blithewold, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Yoga Studio, Casual Inn, Coffee Depot, Coggeshall Farm, Crescent Park Carousel, Delekta’s Pharmacy, DeWolf Tavern, Dish, Evolution, Federal Hill Pizza, Fish Wife, Flip Side, Green River Silver Co., Greenvale Vineyards, Hair, Heart & Soul, Harbor Bath and Body, Hidden Gardens,  i, Jackie’s Loft, Kate & Company, The Knotty Dog, Leo’s Ristorante, Linden Place, Mudstone Studios, Muse, National Amusements, New Leaf Hair Salon, Newport Vineyards, Nick’s Fish Market,  Onne van der Wal Photography, Organically Good, Papa Joe’s Wrap Shack, Piezoni’s, Preservation Society of Newport, Providence Bruins, Providence Children’s Museum, Revival, Ricotti’s, Roberto’s, Robin Jenkins Antiques, Roger Williams Zoo, Dr. Martin Roussel, Sakonnet Vineyards, Sea Star, Stella Blues, Stone Soup Thrift Shop, Total Fitness, Striper Moon, Studio Six, Sunnyside, Swish, Tav-Vino, Thyme and Time Again, The Toy Shop, Trinity Repertory Company, Tryst Salon, Viola’s Liquor Store, Wharf Tavern, Wood Street Pizza, The Wooden Midshipman, Zumba

All of these people and organizations made generous donations in support of the East Bay Food Pantry’s mission:  To engage, educate, and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community.”


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