HOW TO GET FOOD
Qualified residents of the towns of Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond and Westerly, Rhode Island may receive a one week supply of food for each member of the household every thirty days. Food baskets contain enough food for 21 meals per person – three meals per day for seven days. Food items include milk, eggs, cheese, meat, bread, assorted produce, and a variety of non-perishable groceries.
The Rhode Island Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is available to eligible individuals and families in need of food assistance. Call our Social Services Department at 401-377-8069 ext 101 to learn how to apply.
The Summer Program Looking to Alleviate Student Hunger (SPLASH) runs during the summer months and over school vacations in order to ensure that students who receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school do not miss those meals when they are home. Eligible families living in Westerly, Hopkinton, Charlestown or Richmond are encouraged to sign up through the Jonnycake Center Social Services Department. Groceries are available for pick-up the week prior to vacations, or weekly during the summer.
Thanksgiving Dinner Basket
Current clients can sign up for a Thanksgiving meal basket which includes a turkey and all the trimmings for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The baskets are distributed on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Christmas Dinner Basket
Current clients can sign up for a Christmas meal basket which includes a turkey and all the trimmings for a traditional Christmas dinner. Distribution of the meal baskets begins in mid-December.