Food and SNAP
- Free grab & go lunches are available for children while school is closed. Learn about pick-up sites and more information here.
- The Federal Hill Food Center is located at 35 Swiss Street, in Providence, and is open Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 12pm.
- The Olneyville Food Center is located at 261 Manton Ave, in Providence, and is open Tuesdays 9am – 1pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am – 5pm; and Fridays 9am to 2pm.
- Family Service of RI is delivering fresh food and cleaning supplies to keep Rhode Island seniors safe. If you or someone you know will benefit from this service, call 401-462-4444.
- SNAP Income and Benefit Changes in Rhode Island, Oct. 1, 2021
- General SNAP intro flyer (English, Spanish, Khmer)
- Application for Assistance (English, Spanish, Portuguese)
- SNAP facts for people without housing
Getting SNAP benefits does not require a permanent address, if you experiencing homelessness and have questions about SNAP benefits please read this flyer. (English, Spanish)
- SNAP facts for multi immigration status families
Federal DHS is now applying it’s 1999 interim Field Guidance which specifically lists SNAP as a supplemental non-cash benefit that a non-citizen may receive that should not be considered for public charge purposes.This means that applying for or receiving SNAP does not make a non-citizen a public charge. That is, a non-citizen to the United States will not be deported, denied entry to the country, or denied permanent status because they receive SNAP benefits. Receiving SNAP does not affect an individual’s immigration status and does not affect a non-citizen’s ability to become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident. For more information on the changes to public charge, please visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services public charge website.
- SNAP for low income college students
Low income students may be eligible for $234/month from SNAP program during COVID. Apply online at https://healthyrhode.ri.gov/
- SNAP Young Adults brochure
- SNAP Older Adults brochure (English, Spanish)
- Guide on how to shop Online with your SNAP EBT (Khmer, Spanish and English)
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal Civil Rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.