East Bay Food Pantry

COVID-19 UPDATE - Updated October 13, 2020

Our Thrift Shop has modified hours to allow for social distancing during our food programs

Mondays, 10am-4pm

Tuesdays, 10am-2pm (New!)

Saturdays, 10am-4pm


For the safety of our community, everyone is required to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and perform a screening before entering. 


Thrift Shop Donations can be made 2 ways: 

1. Drive and Drop donations of clothing, linens, shoes, handbags, and accessories may be dropped off without an appointment on Tuesdays, 10am-noon starting October 20. Please place items in the gray bin just outside the door. Nothing breakable please!

2. To donate other items or at other times, please set up a no-contact donation appointment by contacting Jodi at Jodi@eastbayfoodpantry.org or 401-396-9490.



Food assistance is available to anyone in need in the East Bay area (Newport through East Providence). Our Food Program Hours are
Food Pantry: Wednesdays, 10am-6:30pm (Outdoor Guest-choice pantry available 11am-3pm)

Fridays, 10am-3pm 
Fresh Food Friday: Fridays, 10am-3pm
Food4Kids: Every
Friday, 10am-noon

All are welcome, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, or marital status.

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. To reduce the risk of transmitting the virus, we are 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.

2. We will be distributing all food at our entrance or outside. Those waiting for food should maintain at least 6 feet between themselves.

3. Everyone coming to our facility must wear a mask. 

4. To reduce wait times and person to person contact, most food will be pre-bagged, except during our Outdoor Food Pantry hours.

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.

Please see the Covid-19 Update on our Home Page for the most current information

Wednesday 10-6:30
Friday 10-3

Monday 10-4
Tuesday 10-2 (New!)
Saturday 10-4