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2015 Summer Food Drive

June through August

Goal: 150,000 lbs

Only 10,000 lbs to go!

You can help! We are working to put food on the table for thousands of families this summer. Do your part by conducting a food drive in your neighborhood, business or organization. We'll provide the posters, collections bins and information packets. Thank you!

To donate funds, click here.

Summer is an especially hard time for families with children. In Rhode Island, 50,500 children are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches. For many of these children, there is no meal program to replace those they would have received at school.

The Summer Food Drive helps struggling families during the summer months and enables the Food Bank to continue providing food to emergency food programs across the state. We are calling on the community to help us meet the high demand by collecting 150,000 pounds of food by the end of August.

Click here to download this year's poster. 

Join the effort by dropping off food donations to the Food Bank's facility at 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, any weekday between 8 am and 5 pm. If you would like to organize a food drive in your workplace or neighborhood, we can provide posters and boxes to support your collection. For more information, contact Patti Perry at (401) 230-1692.

Our most needed items:


  • Peanut butter, tuna, canned and dried beans, canned chili, soups and stews


  • Nutritious breakfast cereals, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, boxed macaroni & cheese, granola bars, cheese & cracker packages

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Canned fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tomato sauce, jams and jelly


  • Extra virgin olive oil

Foods six months past their expiration are not accepted. Also, no homemade products or glass jars of baby food, please. Boxed cereals and formula are welcome if unopened and within date code.

Summer Food Drive Chair

First Gentleman Andy Moffit



Food Donors

Young Family Farms

Thank you to Panera Bread for sponsoring this year's kick-off breakfast. 

Food Donation Sites

Dave's Marketplace
Panera Bread
Whole Foods Garden City Center