Jonnycake’s mission is to provide basic needs, resources, and hope to our community members. Our vision is a community without hunger and poverty where everyone can reach their full potential and improve their quality of life. Our values are described below.

Our Values

Respect and Dignity

We treat those seeking our assistance with respect and dignity.  We believe in self-determination and appreciate the resilience that our community members demonstrate in tackling life’s challenges.

Outstanding Service

We provide timely and reliable service in an environment where people feel heard, respected, and supported.  We are committed to hiring staff and placing volunteers who are talented, compassionate, and uphold our values and vision.


We welcome and embrace diversity among our members, volunteers, staff and decision-makers.  We continually work to be a culturally competent and inclusive organization.

Community and Collaboration

We believe our community has a shared responsibility for ensuring that our neighbors can meet their basic needs.  We believe we can accomplish more when we work collaboratively with community members and partners to achieve shared goals.

We could not provide help to so many of our community members without your support. We are especially grateful to our philanthropic partners who generously support our many services and initiatives.

Rhose Island Foundation logo
Wilcox Family Foundation logo

Our Impact

As the Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is hard to imagine how many meals, warm coats, and other basic needs have been provided over the last half century.  As we embark on the future, we are committed to responding to the changing needs in our community.