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The hope chest

The ‘Hope Chest’ is now available in three communities*: North Providence, Johnston, and Warwick. This is the newest opportunity for you to positively impact your neighbors, and is intended to be a community-sponsored program.​

If you find yourself fortunate to have more than you need, you can make a difference by dropping off a few items. If you happen to be struggling to keep food in your cupboards, we hope you can fill in some of the gaps by picking up a few items. 

Neighbors helping neighbors. Multiple ways to support the 'Hope Chest'.

Help us raise awareness about the food insecurity crisis in RI. Rally your friends, family, and coworkers and get creative or consider one of the possibilities below. 

  • Host a food drive to stock the cabinets

  • Create a birthday fundraiser on Facebook

  • Use the donate button below and one of our volunteers will shop and restock on your behalf 

North Providence Hope Chest: 945 Charles St, North Providence, RI 02904 (outside of North Providence Housing Authority)


Johnston Hope Chest: 1 Memorial Ave, Johnston, RI 02919 (outside of Johnston public library)

* Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center: In-person donations can be made between 10am - 3pm (advance notice is preferred). Given the importance of anonymity, an amazon wish list has been created to safely and securely donate items. Begin shopping here:


Recent News

Plates with Purpose launches Hope Chest as community resource in North Providence

Hungry? A chest full of hope opens in Johnston


...with love, Plates with Purpose opens Hope Chest in Johnston

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