Food Security

On Campus

Nutrition Department’s Food Security Tools

Provides additional food security resources

Rhody Outpost

URI’s principal basic needs pantry for students experiencing food insecurity.  The Outpost provides fresh and non-perishable food and personal care items at no charge to students.View Page

Located at the Dining Services Warehouse and open for pickup on Fridays from 3-5:30 pm or by appointment.

Share a Swipe For Hope
URI students donate “guest swipes” from their meal plan via a dining hall kiosk, and those seeking meals can apply to have a certain number of meals added to their ID card so they can easily access meals with their peers anonymously.

Student First Fund
Provides additional emergency support to URI students with demonstrated financial need.

Off Campus

Too Good To Go App

Unsold food from your favorite restaurants, grocery stores, cafés, and shops goes to waste simply because it isn’t sold in time. The Too Good To Go app makes it easy to make a difference, allowing you to buy Surprise Bags of good food at an even better price.  

St. Peter’s by-the-sea Community Market

The Community Market is open every Friday from 3-5pm to all who need food assistance; offering canned goods, frozen foods, fresh produce, and a selection of personal care items.

Jonnycake Center for Hope
22 Kersey Road, Peace Dale, RI
Members are invited to shop at the Jonnycake Market once a month, or more often if necessary, and bring home a week’s worth of food for their family. This includes fresh produce, meats and poultry, eggs and milk, non-perishable items, cereal, bread, paper goods, and a host of other items.  

Peace Dale Dinner Table
Meals provided by Peace Dale Congregational Church
261 Columbia St, Peace Dale, RI 02879
Dinner Table Meals are provided for Pick-up or Delivery on Wednesday and/or Friday Evening between 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. To sign up for a Meal:
Call or text: 401-594-3031 before Noon on Tuesday
or Email before Noon on Tuesday.
Be sure to include Address, Phone Number, and Number of Meals 
If you are picking up your meal, remain in the car and a Volunteer will bring the meal to you.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
SNAP is a government assistance program that helps low-income households pay for nutritious food. Rhode Islanders can use the SNAP Outreach website to apply for nutrition assistance.