About Us

About Us

Important Update Due to the corona virus crisis and for the safety of both our pantry families and volunteers, the pantry will continue to be a drive-through service until further notice. We will review these decisions every month. All food will be prepackaged. Under no circumstances will patrons be allowed inside of the pantry. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to provide this vital service to our community.

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                        Mission Statement

The Northern RI Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) Rhode Island nonprofit corporation. We provide high-quality foods and services to individuals and families in the Northern Rhode Island area to sustain and enrich our neighbors in need so they can become as self-sufficient as possible and to improve their quality of life. We are a member agency of the RI Community Food Bank. We are an all-volunteer, community-supported organization which offers a safe, respectful, welcoming, and compassionate environment to those we assist.

Our pantry is considered an Emergency Food Pantry. That means it is not possible for us to provide all the food needed by those we serve, nor is that our intent. The food we provide is to supplement other sources of food, to help with short-term need and help insure an adequate, healthy diet for our visitors.


Bob Chaput, Co-Executive Director
Jeff Whitfield, Co-Executive Director
Chuck Marcotte, Treasurer
Phil Avenia, Assistant Treasurer
Denise Belisle, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator
Pat Girard, Volunteer Coordinator
Donna Auger
Diane D'Ambra
Robert Dupont
Joanne Ferland
Barbara Lanoue
Joseph Lefrancois
Lisa Lydon
Vera Martin
Pat Papa
Richard Telesmanick