Food, Housing, Fuel Assistance, & Weatherization
From time to time everyone needs a helping hand.
CCAP offers a full range of services to help individuals and families keep a warm roof over their heads and food on the table.
The CCAP Food Bank provides nutritious food and support services to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. We are a Choice Food Bank. Our Choice Food Bank enables people to "shop" through a food selection process, much like they would in a grocery store, rather than receiving pre-packaged bags. The Choice Bank creates a dignified experience that encourages the selection of healthy foods.
No appointments are necessary during regular hours – we serve on a "first come first served basis" If you are a new client, we ask that you identify yourselves so we may start your client paperwork. New clients to CCAP's Food Bank start with an intake interview that determines household size and dietary needs along with other CCAP services they may need such as health care or heating assistance. For more information call us at 401-467-7013
CCAP FOOD BANK • 311 DORIC AVENUE (LOWER LEVEL) • CRANSTON, RI 02901FOOD BANK HOURS:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Rhode Island Donation Exchange Program is a nonprofit social enterprise managed by Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) that solicits donations of quality furniture from individuals and businesses in the community. To help us further our mission, these items are passed along and sold to the public. Though our RI Donation Exchange Discount Program, qualified individuals and families who have been referred to our program by human service organizations receive an additional discount on all items. Our new 10,000 square foot Donation Center/Furniture Warehouse is located at 100 DuPont Drive, Suite 5, Providence, RI 02907 and is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am-3pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm. All Furniture is priced under $350!! Follow us on Facebook @RIdonationexchange for our latest inventory of new arrivals and featured items.
CCAP Holiday Giving Campaign - Holiday Food Drives and Adopt-A-Family/Giving Tree Gift Programs
Extra food for the holidays is an even bigger burden for families that need help. During the Holidays CCAP runs local foods drives thoughout the community. In December CCAP pairs families with generous donors that provide Christmas gifts for those less fortunate through CCAP's Adopt-a-Family and Holiday Giving Tree Programs. For more information, contact our Social Services Department at 401-467-7013.
CCAP's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
2019 LIHEAP season is OPEN
All new applications must come in to apply. For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 467-7013 .
CCAP's Social Services Department administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for Cranston, Scituate and Foster with federal funding earmarked for the state of Rhode Island. LIHEAP is designed to help low-income clients meet the ever-increasing cost of home energy. Payments are made directly to vendors who then credit the client's account for the amount specified. Eligible clients also qualify for a reduced electric rate as well as a discount on the client's telephone bill.
Download application forms:
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP):
At CCAP our goal is to reduce the cost for low-income households, elderly, families and people with disabilities by improving the energy of their homes while assuring their health and safety. The United States Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was created in 1976 to assist low-income families. WAP is operated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and in Native American tribes.
Funds are used to improve the energy efficiency of low-income homes using the most advanced technologies and testing protocols available in the housing industry.
The energy conservation resulting from the efforts of state and local agencies helps our country reduce its dependency on foreign oil and decreases the cost of energy for families in need while improving the health and safety of their homes.
Some of the benefits to the home would be:
• Insulate walls, attic and basement
• Wrap pipes, weather stripping around doors, caulk and seal windows
• Check for proper ventilation
• Install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
• Check for gas leaks
• Evaluate the heating system
Appliance Management Program (AMP):
The Appliance Management Program (AMP), funded by National Grid and also administered by the CCAP's Social Services Department, provides a comprehensive electrical audit on the home. This program provides education on electric conservation to the client along with compact fluorescent light bulbs, timers, refrigerator brushes, faucet aerators and sometimes a new refrigerator and/or freezer is called for depending upon the usage.
This program serves: Cranston, Scituate and Foster.
CCAP Social Services Include:
- Emergency Assistance
- Food Bank - Food Bank Hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays 4pm - 6pm. NEW Food Bank clients, please call to make an appointment for an initial intake.
- Low Income Home Energy Program
- Appliance Management Program
- Heating System Rep
For more information or to make an appointment, please call 467-7013.
311 Doric Avenue (lower level) • Cranston • RI
Social Services Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Food Bank Hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Wednesdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.