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. 

Martin Luther King Day,

January 17th 

 is a National Day of Service. To honor the day, help fill the shelves at TAP-IN by donating food during the Barrington Lions Club food drive. Between 11am and 2pm, drive up and drop off in front of TAPIN. Unexpired cereal, soup, vegetables, fruit and protein are always in demand. Boxed treats and baking mixes are also very welcome!

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Stay Warm this Winter

If you need help to pay your heating bills,

East Bay  Community Action 

can help. 

A LIHEAP representative will be at Tap-in:

  • Thursday, January 27

  • Wednesday, February 2 - 9 - 23

  • Wednesday, March 9 - 23

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You can speak with a SNAP representative at Tap-in every 1st & 4th Wednesday of the month. 10 a.m to 12 p.m

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. 


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

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.