East Bay Food Pantry


We are committed to continuing to provide our food programs as long as we are able to do so safely, but our program hours have temporarily changed
Food Pantry: Wednesdays, 10am-6:30pm

Fridays, 10am-3pm 
Fresh Food Friday: temporarily unavailable
Food4Kids: 1st and 3rd Saturdays and 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 10am-noon

For the safety of our community, we have implemented a number of temporary changes to our policies and procedures. We ask for your assistance adhering to these policies to mitigate risk:

1. Our Thrift Shop is temporarily closed, and we are not accepting food or Thrift Shop donations until further notice.

2. To reduce the risk of transmitting the virus, we are severely limiting the number of people in our facility at any one time. We appreciate all offers to volunteer, but we are asking both regular and new volunteers to contact us before coming in. We will let you know if your services are needed.

3. We will be distributing all food at our entrance. We strongly encourage those waiting for food to maintain distance between themselves.

4. To reduce wait times and person to person contact, all food will be pre-bagged.

5. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated to allow us to cope with the changing demands of this emergency and the increased need for food assistance both now and in the weeks and months to come. If you are able, please donate by clicking the orange Donate button above or by mail to East Bay Food Pantry, 532 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809

Thank-you for your support and understanding. We will continue to offer updates as the situation evolves.




Our Access Nutrition Initiative motivates all our food programs.

There are many ways to help out the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.

Come in to check out our large selection of clothing for men, women and children along with a wide array of household items.

Welcome to the East Bay Food Pantry

At the East Bay Food Pantry, our mission is to “engage, educate, and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community”. Food is available to anyone in need in the East Bay. Our “client choice” food programs are all grounded in our Access Nutrition Initiative, providing healthy food choices and nutrition education to address inequalities of access to healthy foods. We strive to provide a consistent inventory of whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables, and high-quality protein and dairy items.

Our Thrift Shop…

All items in our Thrift Shop are donated. It is open to the public, and purchases help support our food programs.

We rely on support from our community to sustain our programming. We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

“The people here are non-judgmental. They meet people where they are and give them the help they need.”
- Krista


Our goal is to involve YOU in our work!

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

East Bay Food Pantry & Thrift Shop
532 Wood Street
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
(401) 396-9490

The East Bay Food Pantry is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization.

To engage, educate and empower the East Bay in creating a hunger-free community.

Wednesday 10-6:30
Friday 10-3 Fresh Food Friday

Tuesday 10-3
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday & Friday 10-4
Saturday 10-4