what's happening at the nri food pantry

Important UpdateS:

Please bring your food pantry ID card with you on pantry day. If you do not have one, you will be able to sign up when you come.

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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.


Gary Gray, Co-Executive Director

Dick Telesmanick, Co-Executive Director

Robin Degrange, Treasurer

John Verruso, Assistant Treasurer

Denise Belisle, Secretary

Donna Auger

Phil Avenia

Robert Chaput

JoAnne Ferland

Pat Girard

Bruce Klucznik

Joseph Lefrancois

Chuck Marcotte

Vera Martin

Patricia Papa

Real Pare

Jeff Whitfield



Thousands Needs

Thousands Need a Helping Hand

If you have time and energy that you could use to help the less fortunate among our neighbors, we would certainly appreciate your assistance.