Resources

Find food resources here to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

a program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans including elderly people by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.

 


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RI Food Bank

The RI Food Bank solicits food donations from the public and from the food industry, including supermarkets, food manufacturers and growers. The Food Bank also purchases food at low cost from wholesalers. They provide food for local charitable food distributors.

 

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

provides nutrition assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and households via a monthly benefit on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, similar to a debit card, which can be used at authorized retailer stores to purchase food. SNAP is the largest Federal nutrition assistance program.

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Commodity Supplemental Food Program

works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious, domestically sourced and produced food, known as USDA Foods.

 

 

 

 

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USDA Foods for Child Nutrition Programs

provides nutritious, domestically sourced and produced foods, known as USDA Foods, to Child Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Foods include high-quality vegetables, fruits, dairy products, whole grains, lean meats, and other protein options.

 

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Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children

serves low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. WIC provides participants with nutritious foods to supplement participant diets, nutrition education, and referrals to health and other social services.


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