In our community - and perhaps right down the block - there are neighbors in need.

We know they are hardworking, well-meaning and proud – yet cannot make ends meet in such a challenging economy.

In order to qualify for TAPIN’s help – whether it’s food, transportation or clothing – you must make your home in Barrington, Bristol, Warren or East Providence Rhode Island. We require proof in the form of a photo ID, as well as a document that shows your current address (like a driver’s license, a pay stub, a lease, or a bill).

The help we offer includes, but isn’t limited to:

Individuals or families may receive food once per month. Each bag includes:

  • 1 can of Baked Beans
  • 1 can of Pasta
  • 1 box of Macaroni & Cheese
  • 1 jar of Peanut Butter
  • 1 can of Tomatoes
  • 1 can/jar of Spaghetti Sauce (or equivalent)
  • 1 can of Tuna Fish
  • 1 can of Fruit
  • 1 can of Chicken Noodle Soup
  • 1 can of Green Beans
  • 1 can of Corn
  • 1 box of Pasta

Optional Choices:

  • 1 box of Cereal
  • Instant Potatoes, Rice or Stuffing
  • 1 can of Misc. Vegitables (mixed, carrots, peas, etc.)
  • 1 can of Misc. Protein (stew, canned chicken, etc.)
  • Other items may be available. Selections vary.
  • Seasonal Clothing – up to size 18
  • New socks and underwear semi-annually
  • Jackets
  • Boots and shoes

East Bay area and some locations in Providence, Pawtucket, Seekonk and Fall River

  • If possible, please provide 7 days notice for transportation requests.
  • Medical transportation includes rides to dental and physical therapy appointments
  • Rides are subject to volunteer driver availability
  • Linens-sheets (all sizes)
  • Blankets (all sizes)
  • Comforters (all sizes)
  • Towels – kitchen and bath
  • Infant Equipment – strollers, gates, etc.
  • Kitchenware – dishes, silverware, glasses, etc.
  • Small appliances

Items which may be accepted at TAPIN:

  • Small appliances
  • Non-upholstered chairs
  • Small tables
  • Small bookshelves
  • Lamps
  • Children’s equipment (no cribs)
  • DVD players
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Vaccums

Items which clients would pick up from the donor’s home

  • Major appliances
  • Beds (including box springs and mattresses)
  • Bureaus

TAPIN will coordinate with donors.  We offer this service ONLY on Wednesdays between 10AM – 12PM.

Thanksgiving and December Holiday Programs for current clients


Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Call 401.247.1444

281 County Road, Barrington RI, 02806

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