East Bay Food Pantry

 COVID-19 UPDATE - Updated May 26, 2021

Current Hours
Food Distribution:
Wednesdays 10am-6:30pm
Fridays 10am-3pm
Details Below
 
Thrift Shop:
Mondays 10am-4pm
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
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 (
Outdoor Guest-Choice Pantry available 11am-3pm)
Fridays, 10am-3pm 
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.

Fresh Food Friday: Fridays, 10am-3pm
May receive fresh produce and bread weekly

Food4Kids: Every Friday, 10am-noon (
Outdoor Guest Choice Food4Kids available 10am-noon)
Families with kids 0-17 may receive supplementary breakfast, lunch, and snack foods weekly
 

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 volunteers to contact us before coming in. We will let you know if your services are needed.

2. We will be distributing most food at our entrance. Those waiting for food should maintain at least 3 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 Guest Choice Food Pantry and Food4Kids hours. Those with special dietary needs should place an online Food Pantry order or call in advance (401-396-9490) to arrange for a special pick-up to meet their needs.

 

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

Mondays, 10am-4pm

Tuesdays, 10am-2pm

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-2pm. 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 cope with 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 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
info@eastbayfoodpantry.org

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


OUR MISSION
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

FOOD PROGRAMS
Wednesday 10-6:30
Friday 10-3


THRIFT SHOP
Monday 10-4
Tuesday 10-2
Saturday 10-4