We are a Rhode Island-based nonprofit providing impoverished individuals and their families with food so they do not have to choose between eating and paying bills. Proudly serving hundreds of customers each week!
A hand up, not a handout
Project Hand Up (PHU) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps people of all walks of life shop for groceries for a suggested donation that helps to stretch their paycheck, so they do not have to chose between eating and paying bills.
Our mission is to support those tackling challenging times with food assistance, no questions asked.
For a small $6 donation shoppers receive about $200 worth of groceries and maintain their dignity.
PHU is not just for the homeless and the impoverished, it is for all. Many will not stand in a food pantry line and therefore go without. Times are tough for everyone and this program is a win-win, as we rescue food that would otherwise go to waste.
We are a nonprofit.
We are volunteers.
We are a food rescue.
How to obtain your groceries each week
Tuesdays 3:00–5:00pm for last name A – K, 60+ & Veterans
Thursdays 3:00–5:00pm for last name L – Z, 60+ & Veterans
Fridays 3:00–4:30pm for remaining shoppers, 60+ & Veterans.
Here's how it works:
Grab a Number
Get In Line
Enter the Lot
Collect Your Food
Meet the Local Legends of Project Hand Up
Praise for Project Hand Up
And the winner is...
Families Helped Each Week
Food Products Rescued Daily
Volunteer Hours Weekly
Volunteers Joining the Cause
15 Factory St, West Warwick, RI 02893
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