Rhode Island Center for Assisting Those in Need

RI CAN offers emergency food, clothing and outreach to at-risk residents in Southern Rhode Island and surrounding communities. Since 2001, this nonprofit has worked to alleviate hunger and food security. In addition to its food pantry, RICAN runs its Community Shoppe thrift store as well.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Food service assistance. (two hour shift commitment - volunteer takes our clients shopping inside the pantry)
  • During the less busy shifts there is stocking, date checking of donations etc. that can be done.