St. James Episcopal Woonsocket

(401) 762-2222
24 Hamlet Ave.
Woonsocket RI 02895


St. James Food Bank

The Prescott Beach Food Bank is located at 24 Hamlet Ave, Woonsocket in the rear. The Prescott Beach Food Bank is an emergency food pantry open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 PM We are an all-volunteer food pantry which distributes food for three days to persons submitting a voucher from Community Care Alliance (formerly Family Resources Community Action) or with a referral (note or phone call) from area clergy or area governmental or private non-profit agencies. We are veteran members of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and we subscribe to its principles. We’ve been in operation for over 20 years; we distribute food to over 3,000 persons annually.

Donor Alert: We are always in need of bar soap or hearty soup.

Coat of Many Colors

One of several outreach ministries at St. James is THE COAT OF MANY COLORS.  Located at 24 Hamlet Street [rear] - the entrance is under the Parish Hall to the left of the ramps - this clothes closet collects articles of clothing and redistributes them at no cost to voucher holders. Vouchers are supplied by Community Care Alliance (formerly Family Resources Community Action), a local social service agency, which acts as a clearing house for several outreach groups. The voucher is effective for one month and can be renewed once each year.

The hours for the Coat of Many Colors Thrift Shop:

Mon 10:00AM - 4:30PM

Tue 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Wed 1:00PM - 4:30PM

The Coat of Many Colors is an all volunteer group and, of course, is always eager to accept new volunteers. It also will be happy to accept your clothing donations.

Local Charities

We are looking for donations of gently used linens - sheets, towels, face cloths, etc, to be donated to local agencies.  Please drop you donations in the box in the Atrium. Thank you.