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Need a helping hand?

We've got your back, no matter what happens! RICan offers programs year round to give you the support and resources you need to get back on your feet. Reach out today & become a member of our extended community.

Guests can visit our food pantry once a week based on need and eligibility screening. Our guests may also have access to free apparel items based on need. Guests can consult with on-site coordinators from the University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein Center for a Hunger-Free America for information and application materials for the SNAP program.

Programs And Services

How RICan can help you!

Food Pantry

Emergency Food Assistance

Food Pantry Hours

Wednesday morning:  9:30am — 11:30am - Drive Thru Only


Wednesday evening:  6:30pm —  7:30pm - Drive Thru & In-Store Shopping

Thursday morning:  9:30am — 11:30am - In-Store Shopping

Friday afternoon:  2:00pm —  3:00pm - Drive Thru Only

Holiday Programs

Personal Care

Birthday Club

Pet Food Assistance

Diapers & Infant Food


Needing a helping hand?  Please read below to see if you qualify today!

Our goal at RICAN is to assist in food insecurity which will help cut weekly expenses in many households. Active participants of the pantry for at least two months may be eligible to apply for financial assistance thru the Kindness Program.

The Kindness Administrator will be in contact within 72 hours upon submission of the Kindness Form, and an in-person meeting arrangement will be made at that time to review your request.  To be considered for the Kindness Program, you must submit requested documentation for financial assistance at the in-person meeting and all funds will be submitted directly to the payee.

The RICAN food pantry is located at 805 Alton Carolina Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813. Registered pantry members may request the Kindness Form when visiting.

RICAN Kindness Program

Thrift Shoppe Hours

Mon-Sat 10:00am -- 5:00pm

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