Bread of life

food pantry

A collaborative, ecumenical effort of East Providence churches, The Bread of Life Food Pantry provides food assistance to those in need from East Providence and surrounding communities.

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As of September 2022, the Pantry has resumed indoor distributions of food. At this time, guests and volunteers are asked to please wear masks.

Interested in Volunteering?

Complete the Pantry Volunteer form and a food pantry representative will be in contact with you.

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Food Pantry opening dates

Clients are invited to visit the pantry once per month

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