The Feed a Friend Food Pantry is available to anyone in Newport County in need of food assistance. We are open from 10am – 2pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 4;30-7;00 on Wednesday evenings. Our pantry operates on a client-choice model, allowing our clients to choose the food that best meets their cultural and dietary needs. In addition to non-perishable food items, fresh produce, bread, frozen meat, and refrigerated items are usually available. We supply hygiene products to all our clients and supply shelter packs to our homeless neighbors.
As a member agency of the RI Community Food Bank, we are the Newport distribution center for the Pantry Express, providing fresh produce to our neighbors every Tuesday from July through October. We are also fortunate to receive fresh produce from local farms and community gardens and fresh bread daily from Panera Bread.
During the Thanksgiving and Holiday seasons, we provide Holiday Baskets to our neighbors in need. Each basket contains the traditional holiday meal, plus enough food to feed the family during the holiday break. We also provide baskets of toys to local children.
For questions about any of our Hunger Programs, please email Ed Crowley, Hunger Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 846-4828 x 119.