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Enroll As a Member

Visit our office at 22 Kersey Road, Peace Dale, RI.

Please bring:

Proof that you live in South Kingstown, Narragansett, Jamestown, or Block Island
(utility bill or lease)

Identification for you and/or your spouse
(driver’s license, military ID, or passport)

Proof of dependents under age 18
(birth certificates, SNAP or school lunch letter)

Call (401) 789-1559 for more information.

Explore Your Member Benefits

Food Is Medicine

Next series begins Tuesday, February 27th! Register in person or call (401) 789-1559 to sign up!

A ten-week cooking and health education series for people living with diabetes and chronic health conditions.
– Improve your health through nutritious recipes
– Get your health questions answered by local experts
– Optional walking group, weather permitting
– Take home ingredients, cookware, and gift cards

Volunteer income tax prep

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Get your taxes prepared and filed for free by our team of IRS-certified tax preparers. Call Kharissa at 789-1559 to make an appointment.

Tutoring on Tuesdays

From 2:30pm to 4:00pm in our Community Room, Middle and High School students are welcome to drop-in for some extra help!

For more information or to inquire about help with a specific subject, please email Lisa,

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Returns to Wakefield

Wood River Health Services will be on site to offer WIC. In addition to WIC benefits, participants will be eligible for diapers, fresh produce, and more. WIC representatives will be at the Jonnycake Center on the first Friday and last Thursday and Friday of the month from 9:00am to 3:00pm as follows:

February 2nd, 22nd & 23rd; March 1st, 28th & 29th; April 5th, 25th & 26th; May 3rd, 30th & 31st; and June 1st, 27th & 28th.

WALK-INS WELCOME! To Book an appointment call at (401) 387-9611.

RI Food, Fitness, and Fun

RI Food, Fitness, and Fun is an eight-week program for middle school students who desire to live a healthier lifestyle. Participants will enjoy one day of cooking and nutrition lessons at the Jonnycake Center and one day of activities and fun at the YMCA of South County. For more information, contact us at (401) 789-1559.

Healthy food

Healthy Food and Summer Food Programs

The Jonnycake Market is a client-choice food pantry committed to providing households with healthy food. There are a host of shopping opportunities available including school vacation meals during school breaks for children who attend the South Kingstown, Narragansett, or Block Island school system. Learn more about the Jonnycake Market…

Finacial assistance

The Jeff Melish Fund for Basic Needs

Emergency assistance is available to assist with first month’s rent to secure new housing; missed rent to prevent evictions; help with utilities; assistance with car repairs and transportation; and more.  A comprehensive assessment of the situation and household finances is required.

Children’s Enrichment Referrals

Assistance with accessing summer camp, after-school programming and enrichment activities is available. Back-to-school supplies are provided before the start of the school year.

Jonnycake Neighbors

We now offer landlords incentives to help mitigate financial risk and make the rental experience a positive one.  Landlords can also encourage tenants to participate in our “ready to rent” 8-hour course designed to help tenants be successful renters.

community outreach

Community Health Outreach

Our community health worker helps households experiencing significant challenges connect with resources, health care providers, and basic needs.  Home visits and accompaniment to critical appointments and services available.

Leadership council

Peace Dale Leadership Council

Join our growing group of Peace Dale residents working to improve the quality of life for families in their neighborhood.