Your family's guide to being healthy and strong during the Coronavirus Pandemic as well as being fully educated and prepared for this and other potential Rhode Island and national emergencies.
Food Sites for Children
Due to the closure of schools, free "Grab and Go" meals are available for children throughout Rhode Island. New sites are still being added so please check back or contact your school district or charter school for more and ongoing options.
This website from the RI Department of Health lists current food sites by town.
Rhode Island Food Delivery Options. (Some of list is from the RIDOH website) RIDelivers - especially helpful for those in quarantine or isolation:
Quarantine: separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed
to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Isolation: separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not
www.amazon.com services Amazon Pantry and Whole Foods customers
delivery.bjs.com services BJ’s Wholesale customers
www.instacart.com services the following stores: Aldi, Price Right, Shaw’s, and Target customers
www.imperfectfoods.com grocery subscription that offers imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy
www.peapod.com services Stop & Shop customers
www.walmart.com services Walmart customers
Misfits Market offers organic produce for up to 40% less than grocery store prices
www.farmfreshri.org is Farm Fresh Rhode Island’s Market Mobile Program and services everyone for fresh fruits and veggies, locally raised meats & fish, and some pantry staples. Twice/week delivery service
shipt.com offers delivery from CVS, Petco, Shaws and Target
sourcewhatsgood.com a RI-based app that is organizing delivery and pick-up of locally grown vegetables & meats and locally made kitchen staples
Sid Wainer is offering home delivery of vegetable boxes, fruit, meat, seafood and other products to Providence and Newport. Home delivery will be expanding to additional towns in coming weeks, check website for updates. (Note: Many products from this restaurant supplier are sold in large quantities-be observant when ordering.)
Baldor Boston is delivering restaurant quality products right to your door in select Rhode Island zip codes from Aquidneck Island, East Bay, to West Bay, Providence metro and Westerly. (Note: Many products only sold in bulk quantities.)
Saboriza is a Providence based digital supermarket delivering groceries, produce, meat and other products all over the United States
Roch's - offers online grocery ordering, delivery, and curbside pick-up
Door Dash - Delivery & takeout from the best local restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and more, delivered to your door. Offering pickup & no-contact delivery.
Shopping Angels - firstname.lastname@example.org - 401-264-0480. Volunteers shop and bring groceries and other necessities right to your door. Visit the website to request delivery or to volunteer to be an "angel".
Go Providence: www.goprovidence.com - lists restaurants that offer outdoor dining as well as indoor reservations (with restrictions) plus take out and delivery.
FOOD ASSISTANCE (from RIDOH)
RI Community Food Bank hosts the most up to date pantry information. Many Rhode Island communities are offering delivery of food and other critical supplies. Visit online or call 401.942.6325 for a pantry near you.
The Office of Healthy Aging provides information on senior centers that are extending meal sites to include delivery for older adults.
Meals on Wheels is delivering daily meals to persons over 60 years old. Register online or via phone at 401-351-6700.
Rhode Island Strong.
We are strongest when we work together, whether it's wearing a mask in public, checking in on an elderly neighbor, preparing a meal for an exhausted front line worker ... I've heard so many wonderful stories of kindness. If you have a story to share or strategies that could be helpful to others ... we're asking you to please send them our way. We'll include this information on the Rhode Island Strong page (CLICK HERE!). Thank you for caring and thank you for sharing!
Rhode Island Stronger.
provides low-income individuals and families with resources to purchase food is based upon income, resources, and the number of individuals in a household
provides nutrition assistance in the form of an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which must be used at participating food stores
Department of Human Services Food Access Project provides a pilot program for SNAP recipients who meet certain criteria
Farm Fresh Rhode Island
1005 Main St #8130, Pawtucket, RI
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is excited to announce they are continuing to run seven farmers markets this season. Located in neighborhoods at risk for health disparities, Farm Fresh RI markets are classified as essential grocery access points and will remain open following all Covid-19 guidelines from the state.
All Farm Fresh RI markets accept cash, credit, debit, SNAP, WIC Fruit & Vegetable checks, and Senior vouchers. And Farm Fresh RI’s Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives provide an additional 100% bonus for customers using EBT—to increase access to fresh fruits and veggies for low-income individuals receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. That means for every dollar spent with EBT, shoppers receive a FREE dollar in Bonus Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.
The following markets managed by Farm Fresh Rhode Island are open this season.
For a full list of farmers markets across Rhode Island this season, visit
ARMORY — 46 Parade St, Providence
Open weekly through October 29
Thursdays 3:30 - 7:00pm (or dusk)
BROAD STREET —
807 Broad St, Providence
Open weekly through October 31
Saturdays, 8:00am - 12:00pm
NEUTACONKANUT PARK —
675 Plainfield St, Providence
Open weekly through October 26
Mondays, 3:00 - 6:00
CENTRAL FALLS — 559 Dexter St
Open weekly through October 27
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 6:30pm
WOONSOCKET — Thundermist Health Center, 450 Clinton Street
Open weekly through October 27
Tuesdays, 3:00 - 6:00pm
DOWNTOWN PAWTUCKET —
374 Main St, Pawtucket
Open weekly through October 28
Wednesdays 3:00 - 6:00pm
WEST WARWICK — Arctic Village Gazebo, Main St. and Washington St., West Warwick
Open weekly through August 5 to Oct 28
Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00pm