Support Us! RICAN is fortunate to have great community support, and we thank our tireless volunteers, generous donors and selfless collaborators for providing our at-risk neighbors a better tomorrow.
Our food pantry boasts a large storage capacity with nutritious and fresh goods. We kindly request that you donate foods that you would gladly eat yourself.
Profit made from the Thrift Shoppe supports our work in providing emergency support services to the community. In addition to our thrift shop, we provide free clothing and furniture to our clients based on need. We welcome new and gently used items.
Join our dedicated corps of over 70 volunteers. Head over to our Volunteer Page to learn more.
Financial contributions are the best way for you to provide meaningful support as they can be used to suit the widest variety of needs.
Donate through your United Way Workplace Campaign, mail us a check, or use our secure PayPal donation link below.
Financial contributions are the best way for you to provide meaningful support
For donations through Paypal, use the donate button below.
For donations via mail:
Rhode Island Center Assisting Those In Need
PO Box 73
Carolina, RI 02812
Tax Exempt ID #20-4070706
Monthly Food Program
RICAN distributes a specific selection of food to all guests participating in our weekly food distribution. The selection of food is unique compared to what is distributed the other weeks within the month and done in the concept of a theme. We trialed this concept in July and the response was overwhelmingly positive to where we began deploying this monthly. We wanted to give our guests a different selection than the typical shelf staple items generally received.