September 25, 2023

Bread of Life Food Pantry to resume Indoor Food Distributions


Since March 2020 when the Covid pandemic began, the Bread of Life Food Pantry has been operating as an outdoor distribution in the parking lot of Newman Congregational Church, UCC. The Pantry will resume its indoor distribution on September 13. Modifications to the indoor distribution as it was carried out before Covid will be made to create less crowding in the various Pantry spaces and to shorten the time that it takes for guests to complete the process. Masks will be required as there will be situations where physical distancing is not possible and the vaccination/health status of volunteers and guests cannot always be known. Volunteers who are able to lift bags weighing up to 15 pounds are especially needed to assist guests in carrying their groceries to their cars or to the bus stop. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please visit the Pantry’s website at  or call the Pantry at 401-434-4742.

The Bread of Life Food Pantry is a collaborative ecumenical effort of five East Providence churches: Bethany Church of the Nazarene, Church of the Epiphany, Evangelical Covenant Church of Riverside, Newman Congregational Church and St. Margaret Church. The Pantry is located at Newman Congregational Church, 100 Newman Avenue, and is open twice each month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Through August, the Pantry is operating as a drive-through distribution in the church parking lot. The Pantry welcomes all those in need of food assistance. For more information about the Bread of Life Food Pantry, visit the Pantry’s website at;  email the Pantry at  ; or call 401-434-4742.


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