Funding for this event was provided by the  CARES Act.

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For assistance in Spanish, call us at 738-1013 ext. 32


Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL) has launched a new grocery card assistance program to help Rhode Island residents with disabilities and their families who have experienced hardship and food insecurity due to COVID-19 and the associated economic downturn. OSCIL will be distributing grocery gift cards and supplies to qualified Rhode Island residents only on a first come, first served basis.


To qualify residents must meet the following criteria: 

· Must be Rhode Island residents with at least one member of the household having a disability. (Those living in congregate care settings are not qualified for this program).

· Must attest to financial hardship due to COVID-19.

· Must complete an application and be approved.


To register for this program, click on the link on this web page. Qualified applicants will be given instructions on when and where to pick up their grocery gift card. If you are unable to complete the online registration, or need assistance, contact our office at 738-1013 between the hours of 9 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing & need assistance please dial 711 and give them our number: 401-738-1013 and a staff member will assist you.