Earlier this week Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI) closed our drop-in programs in response to COVID-19. While drop-in hours are suspended, use of our Basic Needs Pantry is now available by appointment only, and the space remains otherwise off-limits to anyone besides staff.
If you need to utilize our Basic Needs Pantry, we will have premade bags for youth to take. One bag will be given to each youth signed up and include at least one type of grain (pasta, rice, etc.), two canned vegetables, one canned beans, two canned soups, and a few miscellaneous nonperishable food items. When setting up your appointment in our Google Form, we list what extra items we have available in addition to several other questions that will help us put together a bag that most closely meets your requests. We will ask about any dietary restrictions or needs and try our best to accommodate them.
When you complete the form, a YPI staff member will contact you via email as soon as possible with an appointment time for pickup.
Here is the link to the make an appointment for the Basic Needs Pantry. Another link is at the bottom of this email.
YPI services youth up to the age of 23. If you fall out of our age range, or if you need additional help and resources, RI Pride also has food available for pick up or drop off. Please fill out the below link, and they will contact you.
Thank you for being patient with us during this time.
Take care of yourselves and others!