Give Help

We are strongest when we work together to help those in need. We are a better community when we work for the common good. Here are a few of the many ways you can be part of the solution to ending hunger and poverty in our community.

Invest In Us

Financial gifts allow us the flexibility to purchase food and other basic needs as they arise.

Financial gifts give us the best bang for our buck as we can purchase food from the RI Community Food Bank and other wholesalers. Financial gifts ensure we can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and proteins not otherwise available through donations. Every gift has an impact, no matter how big or small.

Please mail checks to:
The Jonnycake Center for Hope
22 Kersey Road, Peace Dale, RI 02879

Jonnycake Center For Hope is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our federal identification number is 05-0374356.

Work With Us

Donate your time to help us fulfill our mission. Jonnycake has a host of available opportunities.

We will begin accepting volunteer applications again in January 2023

Volunteers are the backbone of our operation. They serve our pantry shoppers, sort donations for our thrift store, prepare tax returns, distribute holiday gifts, and more. We ask volunteers to commit to at least six months of service on a routine basis. If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, please complete our Volunteer Application. We will get back to you shortly.

If you have questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Kate Brewster, at kbrewster@jonnycakecenter.org

Families and children, students, businesses, faith-based and civic groups

Explore a host of ways that you can support our work off site as space inside our facility is limited.

Court-ordered community service

We are not able to accept individuals who need to complete court-ordered community service.

We accept donations of food, children’s books, cookbooks, holiday gifts, and more.

Holiday Gifts

The Center provides gifts to hundreds of children and seniors each holiday season. We welcome gift cards, toys, winter clothing, and other items that will bring joy to local residents.

Food Donations

We accept non-perishable food donations at our new facility at 22 Kersey Road in Peace Dale. Simply pull up to the porch and drop your donations in the bin. If you are organizing a food drive, please contact us to coordinate the drop-off.

Childrens’s Books, Cook Books, and Cookware

Please drop these items at 22 Kersey Road in Peace Dale on the front porch in the bins.