Rhode Island Schools and Restaurants Offering Free Lunches for Students

Students who rely on school lunches can pick up grab-and-go meals while schools are closed in the state.

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All schools across the state of Rhode Island are closed for at least the next week, and many students rely on the school system for lunch. Here are spots (including local restaurants) offering free grab-and-go lunches to children across the state, Monday through Friday. Any child under the age of eighteen is eligible for a free meal, although the child must be present as meals cannot be given to adults on their behalf.

Editor’s note: This list will be updated as more locations are added. Updates as of April 1, noon.  



The Harmony Cafe, 3 Main St., Manville; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call 762-9350 for pickup.

Hope and Main is partnering with the Bristol/Warren Regional School district to offer free lunch pickups at three locations, weekdays 9-11 a.m. Locations include Colt Andrews School, 570 Hope St., Bristol; Kickemuit Middle School, 525 Child St., Warren; Hope and Main – 691 Main St., Warren. If you have food allergies or concerns regarding meals, call 401- 253 -1425

Kentucky Fried Chicken, various locations; Email lisa@teamapplevalley.com for a lunch voucher. Lunch vouchers must be present for a meal.

Matunuck Oyster Bar, 629 Succotash Rd., Wakefield; Children’s menu items.

Ocean House Management will be delivering free lunch to local children ages sixteen and under. The collection’s food truck, dubbed Off the Menu, will be stationed at Westerly Skating Rink three times a week to offer a selection of nutritious meals for the Westerly and Connecticut communities. While the options will vary daily, the culinary team will distribute sandwiches, salads, soups, fruit and more.



Central Falls

Central Falls High School, 24 Summer St.

The Learning Community, 21 Lincoln Ave.



Cranston High School East, 899 Park Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Edgewood Highlands Elementary School, 160 Pawtuxet Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

George J. Peters Elementary School, 15 Mayberry St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Gladstone Elementary School, 50 Gladstone St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, 135 Gansett Ave., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Park View Middle School, 25 Park View Blvd., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


East Providence

East Providence High School, 2000 Pawtucket Ave., 8:30-10 a.m.

The Loof Carousel, 700 Bullocks Point Ave., 8:30-9 a.m.

Evergreen Apartments, 15 Evergreen Dr., 8:30-9 a.m.

Pierce Field Stadium, 201 Mercer St., 9:15-9:45 a.m.

Freedom Green Park, 304 N Broadway, 9:15-9:45 a.m.



Martin Luther King Center, 2o Dr Martin Wheatland Blvd., noon-1 p.m.

Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St., 1:30-3 p.m.



International Charter School, 334 Pleasant St., 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.



Alvarez High School, 3375 Adelaide Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Asa Messer Elementary School, 1655 Westminster St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

E-Cubed Academy, 812 Branch Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Gilbert Stuart Middle School, 188 Princeton St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hope High School, 324 Hope St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Juanita Sanchez High School, 182 Thurbers Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant High School, 434 Mt. Pleasant Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


West Greenwich

West Greenwich Fire Department, 830 Nooseneck Hill Rd., 8-10 a.m.



Citizens Memorial Elementary School, 250 Winthrop St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hamlet Middle School, 60 Florence Dr., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kevin K. Coleman Elementary School, 96 2nd Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Don’t see your town? Check out Rhode Island’s department of health website for a list of additional locations. Click here.  



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