Donated Supplies, Meals and Services
Donated Supplies, Meals and Services
Facial masks are now a requirement for all employees of businesses interfacing with the public in both Rhode Island and Connecticut. Additionally, the state of Connecticut requires that all residents wear face masks when in public spaces and businesses. The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce has been collecting donations of 100% cotton fabric and elastic and providing them to local volunteer seamstresses who are making masks for free and giving them to the chamber to distribute curbside from its office. More than 300 masks have already been distributed to small businesses and residents of this two state community. Please help us keep essential workers and our residents safe! If you have the ability to sew masks or wish to donate fabric or elastic for this purpose, please call Lisa at The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, (401) 596-7761.


The Andrea Misquamicut Beach, Atlantic Avenue, Misquamicut, RI - Starting April 3rd, The Andrea is matching funds donated to the OCCF One Fund, dollar for dollar, up to a cap of $5,000. 50% of their contribution will support the Local Business Fund generating gift certificates for small businesses, and 50% will go to the Westerly Hospital Foundation to support their efforts, via the Ocean Community One Fund. The Andrea was a recipient of a significant grant through the Ocean Community Chamber Foundation's "Bring Back the Beach" grant program in 2012. "Our family is extremely grateful for the support we received from the community during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and we are proud to be able to "pay it forward" said Michelle Colluci Pinto, when this challenge gift was announced. (401) 348-8788

The Andrea

Chelsea Groton Foundation made a generous pledge of $5,000 to support the OCCF activities related to the Ocean Community One Fund.

Chelsea Groton

Grey Sail Distillery, 63 Canal Street, Westerly, Rhode Island - Has created their very first distillery batch which will be liquid (not gel) hand sanitizer, named "Launch". They are not selling it. Grey Sail Distillery is donating the product locally. It is packaged in 8 oz. bottles. Grey Sail Distillery owner Jen Brinton has begun distributing hand sanitizer to local, front line, workers and non-profit organizations. It is not being handed out at the brewery. The process to be considered for free hand sanitizer is to contact the Ocean Community Chamber Foundation at and your information will be collected and passed on. For the latest information on this effort, visit

In Designs, Westerly, Rhode Island - Donated graphic design services to create the fundraising t-shirts for the One Fund. Joodie Stefanik Symington, (401) 348-0559

Jonnycake Center, 23 Industrial Drive, Westerly, RI - is operating a food pantry for qualified residents of Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton Rhode Island. The Food Pantry is temporarily operating on a moderate client choice model. Unsolicited food donations are temporarily suspended. Grab and Go meal kits (breakfast and lunch) for students are available from 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Mondays-Fridays. No ID is necessary, but children must be present to receive supplies. (401) 377-8069

Koi Japanese Cuisine, 65 High Street, Westerly, RI - Offering free kids meals consisting of teriyaki chicken and white rice to children of families in need. Please call between 11:00 - 11:30 AM for curbside pick up at 12:30. No other food services provided at this time. 401-348-8886

Lathrop Insurance Agency, 85 A Beach Street, Westerly, RI - From April 1st - April 2nd, Lathrop Insurance Agency is matching funds donated to the OCCF One Fund, dollar for dollar, up to a cap of $1,000. "Supporting these businesses, the families for which they provide and the way of life they make possible for our community should be a top priority, and we're calling on everyone who is able to help to join us. Community is more than a place, it's the people and businesses that shape our days and define our lives. Right now, those people are isolated within their homes and those businesses are closing their doors. But we are still a community, and we're responsible for meeting the COVID challenge together." said Dan Lathrop, when this challenge gift was announced. (401) 596-2525

Living Supplies Closet, Christ Church, 7 Elm Street, Westerly, RI - They provide soap, shampoo, toothpaste, razors, diapers and other items. They will soon be providing bags filled with 3 rolls of toilet paper, 2 paper towels, and 1 box of tissue, and a family can take 2 bags. Detergent can be provided as well. The bags will be ready for pick-up on Tuesdays after 2:00 PM and Thursdays after 10:00 AM, until supplies last. They will be left in the inside of the glass doors (glassed in area) before the entrance to the undercroft / closet area. 401-596-0197

Ocean House Management, Watch Hill, Rhode Island - Providing free lunch for children in need, 16 years and younger. Visit the Ocean House Management Food Truck at the Westerly Ice Rink on Main Street. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM until the end of May. Subject to change.

Oceanside Graphics, 1287 Post Road, Warwick, RI - Volunteering their services to create and maintain a statewide gift certificate web site for Rhode Island businesses and artists. It is FREE for all to register and no fees involved when gift certificates are purchased.. Gift it Forward doesn't deal with the exchange of funds (purchasing of gift cards). It's a public database that will allow businesses to post information of how (links, phone numbers, etc.) Rhode Islanders can get a gift card from their business. The money goes directly to the business. The website is mainly to help with promotion and easy access to information for consumers. Businesses can decide how they want to handle the distribution of gift cards--some have online options, some may choose to take orders by phone and mail the card to the purchaser or have the purchaser pick up on location. (401) 203-4946

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase Street, Pawcatuck, CT - is operating its food pantry Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday; 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. They also provide transportation for seniors to medical appointments and grocery shopping. Please call (860) 599-3285, x108 for an appointment.

Rhode Island Foundation and United Way of RI - Over $2.8 million available to charitable organizations in RI that are responding to immediate and prolonged community needs related to coronavirus.

St. Vincent DePaul Society, Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High Street, Westerly, RI - Providing assistance through their Food Pantry which is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 401-450-9749

Stand Up For Animals, Westerly, Rhode Island - SUFA is providing pet food for families that are homebound or in financial need. Contact and ask about eligibility.

Stonington Public Schools Food Services Department - Providing free "grab and go" meals at the Stonington High School from 8:00 - 10:00 AM. Children will be provided breakfast and lunch. For pick up or delivery of meals contact (860) 572-0506, wait for the directory, and then press 8 to speak to office personnel or leave a voice email. Leave your name, phone number, address, number of children, meal preference and if you would like delivery 5 days a week.

WARM Center, 56 Spruce Street, Westerly, RI - continues to provide emergency shelter which is presently at capacity. WARM is also handing out grab and go bagged lunches and dinners, whiles supplies last, as well as some basic needs. 401-596- 9276

Washington Trust Charitable Foundation made a generous pledge of $5,000 to support the OCCF activities related to the Ocean Community One Fund.

Washington Trust

WBLQ 58B High Street, Westerly, RI 02891 - Providing ongoing promotional support of the Ocean Community One Fund, its activities and its generous donors. (401) 322-9091

Westerly Public Schools - Providing free "grab and go" meals from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM to students 18 and under. No ID required. Locations: Springbrook Elementary School (distributed by the gym door), Tower Street community Center (distributed by the front door), and the Jonnycake Center 12:00 - 1:00 PM (distributed at the back of the building by the food pantry loading dock). Families will receive a breakfast and lunch meal at time of pick-up. Children must be present in order for families to receive meals.

Westerly Rotary Club, Westerly Rhode Island - Providing free delivery of needed supplies, groceries, prescriptions and other essentials to those who have no other means of getting out. Anyone in the Westerly, Pawcatuck, Charlestown, Richmond, and Hopkinton areas can email or call 401-539-7762.

Westerly Senior Center, 39 State Street, Westerly RI - Providing Grab & Go cold lunches to seniors. The Social Services office is open but limited. 401- 596-2404

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