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Local Food Resources

In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, DEM has developed a resource guide for consumers to find local food.

For the latest information about COVID-19, please visit the official page of the Rhode Island Department of Health. People or businesses with general questions about COVID-19 and questions on how to follow the latest guidance should call 401-222-8022, or if the call is outside of business hours, call 211.

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Order locally grown food for home delivery or pick up:

Many farmers and local food businesses are offering delivery and pick up options for consumers. Here are a few resources to find Rhode Island produce and products:

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Restaurants switch to delivery and Pick-up — Now with Beer and Wine:

Although restaurant dining areas will be closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, you are still able to order take out or delivery from your favorite Rhode Island eateries. Our state's hospitality community, and others, have put together lists of local restaurants offering takeout and delivery. For up-to-date menu options, visit:

Markets & Retail Locations

Is your business open and selling RI food? Add it to our list!

Craving local craft beer? You can still purchase and pick up beer from many of the state's breweries.
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The USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than 100 million boxes to those in need since May, with the aim of redirecting meat, dairy and produce that might normally go to restaurants and other food-service businesses. DEM and partners, including Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, RI Department of Education and others, are working with Vincent Farms of Delaware, the recipient of this round of funds to help distribute food boxes across the state through the end of October.

With 10-12,000 boxes per week of fresh food remaining available to Rhode Islanders in need, Vincent Farms is seeking partner food banks, nonprofits, and other organizations interested in organizing distribution to make the most of this opportunity.

Distribution Sign Up: Interested organizations should complete the Non-Profit Participation Form and submit it to Vincent Farms.

*Please note that this is not a complete list of resources. We will be updating this site as new informatio is provided. If you know of relevant resources not listed here please submit them to our form for inclusion.


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Please note: During this public health emergency, it is essential that you adopt and implement all public-health safety protocols to protect the health of your employees and customers.

According to the USDA and FDA there is no current evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. This includes between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. However, it’s always critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—clean, separate, cook, and chill – to prevent foodborne illness.

To ensure you have the latest information about COVID-19 Coronavirus, please consult the RI Department of Health. Please also view the following guidance: FDA Food Safety and Coronavirus 2019 and industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.