Blackstone Valley Emergency Food Center

Partial funding provided by the City of Pawtucket Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) CLOSED THE 1ST FULL WEEK OF THE MONTH
Opening at 9:00 AM on Monday
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Reminder, we are closed the first week of the month. We will be open Monday, April 6th at 9:30. Be safe. We have safety protocol in place for your safety and ours. Please be patient. We are here to serve you. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸ€—

For the BVEFC to operate the volunteers rely upon donations of food, funding and grants from the city of Pawtucket, RI Food Bank and our neighbors in the Blackstone Valley. The funds that we receive pay for all operational expenses such as rent, utilities, truck maintenance, insurance, and food. ...

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Hello. We hope that as you are reading this, you are well. BUT, if you are sick, please do not come into the to the center. This is for your health, as well as your neighbors. EVERYONE Please follow guidelines:
WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. If you are not...

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Reminder:We are Always Closed the first week of the month. Open Monday, March 9th, 9-11:30✌😊

OPEN TODAY, February 26th and Friday, February 28th. 9-11:30 AM.
Following our regular schedule, we are CLOSED NEXT WEEK - RE-OPENING, MONDAY, MARCH 9TH.

We're open the rest of February. M, W, F 9-11:30. Bring your bags!....If you can get them away from your cat. πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒ

PLEASE NOTE: We are closed this week: Feb 3-7th. We are always closed the first full week for maintenance. Thank You!


3 months ago
You can come once a month but it's the best pantry around. Hands down. 100% Thank you everyone!
- Kayla B
10 months ago
Went there for the first time today,and was greeted with smiles. Staff is so caring,friendly and respectful. One staff member even helped me put my bags onto my rolling walker and held the door open when I left. Good place to get what you need in a pinch,especially fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Dawn L
2 months ago
Everyone is really focused on helping without prejudice.
- Thomas T

A non profit emergency food center

The Blackstone Valley Emergency Food Center is open the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week of the month. We are CLOSED THE FIRST FULL WEEK of each month, and all major holidays. Please plan accordingly.
The mission of BVEFC is to provide emergency food to people of no income and low income in the Blackstone Valley area (Pawtucket, Central Falls, Cumberland and Lincoln, RI). We provide a 10-days supply of food to those in need once a month. That would include meats, produce, bread products and non-perishable items. Applicants are interviewed to determine need. Qualification is based on family income, number of people in the household and any extenuating circumstances that may exist. We are 501c (3) charitable organization staffed entirely by volunteers.Β 
As a non-profit organization we seek out grants and donations to pay for food and operating expenses.
We Thank You in advance for any support that you can provide to us!Β 

*To all clients, we ask that you bring bags to take your food home.Β  Β Β 

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75 Benefit St
Pawtucket, RI 02861
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 – 11:30 AM
Wed:9:00 – 11:30 AM
Fri:9:00 – 11:30 AM
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