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 has been selected by local Shaw's store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag Program!

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For the month of June, Tap-in will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag at the Shaw's store located at Shaw's 186 County Rd, Barrington RI

Holiday Presents

This Monday, June 7, TAPIN will begin our participation in the “Priceless Presents” program which allows parents to choose a birthday gift for their child age 10 and under.

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*If you want to know more about food 

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.