Tap-in is an all-volunteer agency

Touch A Person In Need



Tap-In was founded in 1983 by a group of six women to provide referrals and information to people in the East Bay. Now, we also provide them food, clothes, furniture, and transport to medical appointments. 



Our mission: Is to improve the quality of life for residents of Rhode Island's East Bay by providing resources to address food insecurity and economic hardship


Tap-in provides direct assistance to residents of Barrington, Bristol, East Providence and Warren. 


Tap-in will be closed: 

  • December 24 

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Mondays, 9 to 11 am @ 59 Central St, Providence.
Tuesdays, 9 to 11 am @ 92 East Ave, Pawtucket.
Fridays, 9 to 11 am @ Dexter St, Providence
Holiday Presents

“Priceless Presents” is a program which allows parents to choose a birthday gift for their child age 10 and under. Just ask us. 

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*If you want to know more about food 

100% More Fresh Food with SNAP

SNAP participants can double their benefits at the farmers markets. The Bonus Bucks nutrition incentives program gives a 100% bonus to shoppers using SNAP at all Farm Fresh RI farmers markets and a large number of other markets across RI. That means for every dollar spent with EBT, participants get a FREE dollar in Bonus Bucks to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market.

If for any reason,
you can't come to Tap-in, just ring us at
401 247 1444
and we will bring the food to your door step.

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Now, you can come to Tap-in for food every 2 weeks.

Agora você pode vir ao Tap-in para comida 2 semanas.

Ahora, usted puede venir a Tap-in para comida cada 2 semanas.