City to offer multi-day meal at-home delivery
December 4, 2020
PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza in partnership with the Providence Parks Department, the Providence Recreation Department, and Sodexo announced a transition from outdoor grab-and-go dinner sites to an at-home multi-day food distribution program for Providence youth on Friday.
Providence is the only municipality in Rhode Island currently offering door-to-door home meal delivery. The City continues to prioritize increasing food accessibility to support youth and families in accordance with State and City COVID-19 guidelines and best practices. As temperatures drop, days are shorter, and COVID-19 cases continue to rise, City departments have mobilized to deliver nutritious grocery bags and meals directly to Providence youth. City staff will make deliveries on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning on Thursday, December 3.
Tuesday boxes will include cold items and pre-packed meals to be served warm. Tuesday boxes will contain meal items for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. Thursday food deliveries will consist of fresh grocery items for Thursday evening, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
310 youth are currently signed up for the at-home meal distribution program. Routes are currently at capacity, but a waitlist has been started. To participate, a parent or guardian must sign a waiver form. In order to sign up or to receive more information, please call the Mayor’s Center for City Services at 3-1-1 to be connected to your nearest recreation center.
A full list of COVID-19 resources can be found at PVDCOVID19.com.