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Welcome to our Basic Human Needs Program page, a testament to our commitment to addressing the fundamental necessities that form the bedrock of human dignity. Here, we strive to meet the immediate needs of individuals by providing essential support in the form of food, emergency shelter, housing assistance, clothing, and toiletries. We believe that access to these basic provisions is a fundamental right, and through your engagement and support, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those facing challenges. Explore the details of our initiatives below and discover how together, we can create a foundation for positive change and empower individuals to build a brighter future.



Our Housing Assistance Program stands as a beacon of hope for individuals facing housing challenges, offering a comprehensive array of support to foster stability and security. Whether it's providing assistance with rent when transitioning from shelter to permanent housing or to prevent eviction, aiding with security deposits, or ensuring a furnished living space, we are dedicated to helping individuals secure a place they can call home. Our program also extends a lifeline through emergency shelter services for those in immediate need. To access these vital resources, individuals can connect with our Outreach Coordinator, who will guide them through the qualification process and work collaboratively to tailor assistance to their unique needs. If you or someone you know could benefit from our Housing Assistance Program, please click here to complete the assistance request form, taking the first step towards a secure and supported living environment.


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Welcome to our Food Assistance Program, a cornerstone of our commitment to alleviating hunger and nourishing our community. Across various locations in Rhode Island, we proudly offer hot meals and bag lunches to individuals and families in need. To find a convenient location near you where we provide these vital services, please refer to the list of sites below. For groceries assistance, please click the 'Need Help' button to access further support. Our mission is to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry, and our dedicated team serves over 30,000 meals annually to achieve this goal. Together, let's create a community where everyone has access to the nourishment they need to thrive.


11:45 AM Every Sunday


Bouley Field
420 Social Street
Woonsocket, RI 02864


1:00 PM 1st Sunday of the month

W. Warwick Gazebo
1270 Main Street
West Warwicki, RI 02893


1:00 PM 2nd Sunday of the month
1:00 PM Last Sunday of the month

Outside St. Paul's Episcopal Church
50 Park Place
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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6:00 PM Every Tuesday
5:30 PM 2nd Friday of the month

Cathedral Square
73 Fenner Street
Providence, RI 02903


Deliveries are made as needed.

NRI Shelter
All Seasons
355 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield, RI, 02917

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Every Sunday 1:00 PM Last Wednesdays of the month
Other deliveries are made as needed.

Hilltop Inn 
797 Eddie Dowling Hwy, North Smithfield, RI 02896

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5:30 PM Every Tuesday
12:00 PM Every Sunday

Kennedy Plaza
40 Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903

other locations


We are looking for sire coordinators and volunteers to assist in Central Falls, Westerly, and Newport




Embracing the importance of dignity and self-care, our Clothing and Toiletries Program is designed to provide essential personal items for those in need. You can access these resources conveniently at our meal sites, where we extend a helping hand not only with nourishment but also with clothing and toiletries to support your well-being. For added convenience, individuals can submit a request for clothing and toiletries online by clicking on the 'Need Help' button. Our commitment is to ensure that everyone in our community has access to the fundamental elements of daily life, promoting not just survival, but a sense of dignity and self-worth. Explore the pathways to assistance and a brighter tomorrow by reaching out through our meal sites or the online request form.

Join us in making a lasting impact by supporting our programs through a one-time donation or consider becoming a sustaining force with a recurring contribution. Your generosity fuels our mission to create positive change and provides essential resources to those in need. Click the button at the top of the page to make a difference today.

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