Portsmouth Community Food Bank


Mob. 401.835.3819


The St. John's Lodge

St. John's Lodge No. 1 has been active on Aquidneck Island for over two and a half centuries. The lodge was chartered on December 26th, 1749 and is under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. For more information about the lodge go to https://www.stjohnslodgeno1.org/ or call 401-683-0231.

New Food Bank Location

St. John’s Lodge No. 1, 81 Sprague Street, Portsmouth. People in need or donating food may come to the parking lot and follow the signs.

New Operating Hours: Wednesday and, Friday 10 AM to 4 PM to get or donate food.

Contact the New Food Bank. Call 401-835-3819 ( or email stjohns1foodbank@gmail.com ). Leave a message if you have a question or a special request, need other assistance or if someone other than yourself needs to pick up food. The Food Bank will return your call within 24 hours.

 To Get Food. Enter the marked food lane at the Food Bank. A Food Bank volunteer will come out to your car to assist you. Please do not park or get out of your vehicle. Unfortunately, we are only able to provide food for one family per vehicle without prior arrangements. We may ask for some type of identification, but the Food Bank is available to ALL in need and NOT restricted to Portsmouth residents.

To Donate Food. Donations are most truly appreciated. Non-perishable, non-expired food items can be dropped off anytime between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Wednesday and/or Friday. Bring your donation to the lodge parking lot, follow and a volunteer will come out to your car to receive it. Please do not park or exit your vehicle.

Items needed are such things as: cereal, pancake mix, syrup, mac & cheese, peanut butter, jelly, powdered milk, baked beans, canned fruit and vegetables, pasta sauce, canned pasta, canned vegetables, canned tuna or chicken, crackers, Minute Rice packages, canned soups, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or similar.

Gift Cards to area markets will also be accepted and used primarily to purchase needed items for the Food Bank supply. They will be selectively distributed and not included in Food Bank packages.

To Make a Monetary Donation, write a Check. Make checks payable to the “St. Johns Lodge”. Note “Food Bank” on the check and either hand-deliver to the Food Bank or mail to St. Johns Lodge, 81 Sprague St., Portsmouth, RI 02871.

For more Information regarding the Portsmouth Emergency Food Bank, contact Scott Jamieson  ( VFWMAX5390@gmail.com (401.835.3819) )