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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 benefit client’s weekly/monthly expenses in many households. Clients may ask for a Kindness Form (financial assistance) when visiting the pantry, it cannot be emailed.  Please see below if you qualify for this program:


  • Must be a registered member of RICAN food pantry

  • Should be an active participant of the pantry for at least two months to be eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Kindness Program

  • Be a resident of Washington County (RI)

  • Be able to provide requested documentation

  • Agree that all funds will be submitted directly to the payee

  • Meet with the Kindness Coordinator to discuss request.


If you have any questions please email the Kindness Coordinator ( or by phone (401-364-9412*4) for a response within 72 hours.

RICAN Kindness Program

Thrift Shoppe Hours

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

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