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Emergency Food Bank and Food Assistance Program

 Providing Basic Necessities

Tri-County Community Action Agency offers assistance with all aspects of essential needs and daily living, including food assistance.  We welcome individuals to visit our food pantries once per month, and offer distribution of canned goods, pasta, grain, juice, peanut butter, rice and flour and other foods as contributed through the State of Rhode Island and purchased through the Rhode Island Food Bank.  For more information about the Food Assistance Program, contact us at 401-351-2750 x. 1913.

Food assistance is available at:

11 Emanuel Street, North Providence
Eligible residents of Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester.  The North Providence food bank is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.34 Pond Street, Westerly
Eligible residents of Washington County, open on the last Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.415 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown
Eligible residents of Washington County, open every 1st and 3rd Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.)

Tri-County can also assist individuals and families with the Rhode Island Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or S.N.A.P.  In collaboration with the URI S.N.A.P. Outreach Project, a representative is on site weekly at the Tri-County office at 11 Emanuel Street, North Providence,  to provide information and assistance on the S.N.A.P. program.  The S.N.A.P. program helps low income individuals and families to purchase healthy foods with the use of an EBT card, similar to a debit or credit card, that is accepted at most grocery stores.  Weekly visits by the S.N.A.P. representative are posted to the Tri-County Facebook page.