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.

**Ask about the RICAN Kindness Program, a financial assistance program launched in February 2021!

Food Pantry Hours

Wed  9:30am — 11:30am - Drive Thru Only

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

Thur  9:30am — 11:30am - In-Store Shopping

Fri     2:00pm —  3:00pm - Drive Thru Only

Thrift Shoppe Hours

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

Programs And Services

How RICan can help you!

Food Pantry

Emergency Food Assistance

Kindness Program
(Financial Assistance)

Holiday Programs

Personal Care

Birthday Club

Pet Food Assistance

Diapers & Infant Food

Senior
Program

RICAN Monthly Food Theme 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.

To learn more about how you can become a sponsor, click the link to the right

Click the links below to see past sponsors

January
Soup

July
BBQ

February
Pizza Night
Navigant Credit Union
https://navigantcu.org/

March
St Patricks Day
Rotary Club of Wakefield
https://wakefieldrotary.org/

August
Breakfast 4 Dinnah

September
Pasta Dinner

April
Baking
Episcopal Charities
https://www.episcopalri.org/ministries/episcopal-charities/

October
Asian Stir Fry

The Harbor Church
https://theharborchurch.net/

May
Picnic Baskets

November
Thanksgiving Basket

June
4th of July

December
Holiday Basket