About Us

About Us

Important Update We will be reopening the pantry indoors beginning July 17th. If you would like to continue to use the drive-thru option, please come between 8am-9:30am. The drive-thru will close at 9:30am. If you would like to select your own items and come indoors, please come between 9:30-11am. ALL patrons must wear a face mask to enter the pantry.
Reminder: Please bring your new food pantry ID card with you on pantry day!

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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
Real Paré
Richard Telesmanick