HOW TO GET FOOD
The Jonnycake Center of Westerly is proud to offer a client-choice service model for its Food Pantry.
Every 30 days clients have the option to come to our Pantry and select food for themselves (with the optional assistance of a Pantry volunteer)
Qualified residents of the towns of Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkinton, and Richmond, Rhode Island may receive a one week supply of food for their household every thirty days.
Groceries include milk, eggs, cheese, meat, bread, assorted produce, and a variety of non-perishable groceries.
Eligible families living in Westerly, Hopkinton, Charlestown or Richmond are encouraged to sign up through the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s Social Services department. Call (401-377-8069 option 1) or Email [email protected].
During the school year, clients with school aged children can shop our kid’s food department for nutritious weekend and school vacation meals. We provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks to help bridge the gap on weekends.
The Summer Program Looking to Alleviate Student Hunger (SPLASH) runs during the summer months. We offer an increased amount of groceries each week while kids are home for the summer.
We know that your pet is a member of your family too. Therefore, we have dog and cat food available in our Pantry. All of our pet food is donated from the generosity of the community and subject to availability.
Weekly Farmer’s Market
During the summer season, the Jonnycake Center of Westerly operates a free community Farmer’s Market for neighbors in need. Fresh produce, including locally-grown fruits and vegetables, are offered at no cost. Service providers from peer social service agencies (URI Nutrition, URI SNAP Outreach, Head Start, Westerly Prevention, Habitat for Humanity, Parents as Teachers, 211 United Way & more!) are usually available as additional community resources.
Join us every Wednesday morning during the summer harvest season if you could benefit from free produce! Market begins at 9am every Wednesday (rain or shine) and lasts until supplies are gone, approximately 11am or 12pm.
New and returning clients are invited to participate in our holiday-time Adopt-a-Family program, which provides financial assistance for neighbors to purchase holiday meals and gifts for children. Distribution takes place in mid-November.
Support your community with a donation to our Food Pantry!
Non-perishables and produce are accepted Monday – Friday between 9pm and 3pm in the loading dock behind our Food Pantry (located at 23 Industrial Drive in Westerly). Look for the big blue barrels!
Canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, coffee, tea and cereal are especially sought. We are grateful for any food donations you can provide!