East Bay Food Pantry

EBFP News - Updated November 30, 2021

Holiday Bag Pick-up Sunday, December 12, 1-5pm (Please sign-up in advance.)


Holiday Hours:

CLOSED Friday, December 24 - Saturday, January 8?

We will be closed for an additional week over the holidays due to a bathroom renovation. The exact re-opening date will depend on that project. Please check back for more information.


We are continuing to separate Food Program and Thrift Shop hours to limit the number of people in our building and prioritize safety. Thank-you for your understanding!

Current Hours
Food Distribution:
Wednesdays 10am-6:30pm
Fridays 10am-3pm
Details Below
Thrift Shop:
Mondays 10am-4pm
Tuesdays 10am-4pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm
Details about donations below


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 (Guest Choice indoors or pre-bagged food available all day)
Fridays, 10am-3pm (pre-bagged food only)
May receive food twice each month
Online Food Pantry orders may be placed by clicking the orange "Order Food" button at the top of our website. Please place your order no later than noon the day before you want to pick-up your food.
Our programs tend to be less busy in the afternoons!

Fresh Food Friday: Fridays, 10am-3pm (Guest Choice available outdoors, weather permitting)
May receive fresh produce and bread weekly

Food4Kids: Every Friday, 10am-noon (
Guest Choice or pre-bagged food available)
Families with kids 0-17 may receive supplementary breakfast, lunch, and snack foods weekly
CSFP Senior Boxes:  1st Friday monthly, 1-3pm (pre-registration required)
Mobile Pantry:  Deliveries are available for homebound East Bay residents. To set-up a delivery, call 401-396-9490 x1 or go to BeKindRi.org

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.

Masks are strongly encouraged for all and required for unvaccinated individuals over the age of 2.



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

Mondays, 10am-4pm

Tuesdays, 10am-4pm

Saturdays, 10am-4pm


Masks are strongly encouraged for all and required for unvaccinated individuals over the age of 2.


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-4pm. Please place items in the donation 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.




Monetary donations are greatly appreciated to allow us to meet the evolving needs of our community. If you are able, please donate by clicking "Donations" above or by mail to East Bay Food Pantry, 532 Wood St., Bristol, RI 02809

Thank-you for your support and understanding. We are moving back toward normal operations and 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 10-4
Saturday 10-4