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The Salvation Army Food Pantry, is open to families and individuals who are residents of Newport County.  The Food pantry has been a staple service of The Salvation Army for many years. The food Pantry is one of the most frequented food pantries in Rhode Island. It serves new clients almost every day it is open, in addition to returning clients.

Families choose their own groceries. The amount of non-perishable food each household takes home is determined by family size and is supplemented by additional choices of meat, pastries, bread, and produce. We believe that all adults deserve the dignity of choosing what foods they want for themselves and their families. Customers may “shop” the pantry once in a 30-day period.

Monday                                        9:00pm to  2:00pm

Wednesday                                   9:00pm to  2:00pm

 Friday                                           9:00pm to  2:00pm



We feed about 125 families per week and depend on cash and in-kind donations from the community. Our stock of meat, groceries, household, and personal items has about a one-week rotation. We welcome your generous donations of the following items:


  • Canned proteins such as tuna or chicken
  • Canned pasta meals with meat
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soups
  • Canned pasta sauces
  • Meat expanders such as Hamburger Helper or Tuna Helper
  • Pasta
  • Boxed cereals

Personal Items:

  • Soap
  • Lotions
  • Toilet paper
  • Diapers
  • Vitamins
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Feminine hygiene products

Please contact the Food Pantry at (401) 846-3234 with donation questions.




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