Come Together: Local community members reach out to fellow Rhode Islanders

RI’s small size and interconnectedness puts local businesses and community members in a unique position to make a real impact during this challenging time. You can help by checking on elderly neighbors and running errands for them so they can stay home. If you have tickets to a show that got cancelled, consider not asking for a refund and make a donation instead. If you’re confined to your home, purchase gift cards from your favorite local spot to use later.

We’ve also seen local businesses step forward as leaders in helping their neighbors. Support them in supporting others.

Twenty Stories (107 Ives St, PVD; is donating a portion of all weekend sales (thru March 15) to the RI Community Food Bank Food Bank.


Pat’s Pastured, Robin Hollow Farm, Sweet and Salty Farm, Walrus and Carpenter Oysters and Wishing Stone Farm have joined to offer a virtual farmers market with delivery. Place an order by midnight Tuesday at, leave a cooler on your porch and your order will be delivered by Thursday afternoon.

Project Let’s Erase the Stigma created a Google doc that connects those in need with those who can help. Find it here:

Here’s a message from Pawtucket’s Meghan Kallman: “If you are not in an at-risk group and are willing to do some helping out (primarily in the form of running errands), please text “Helper Here” to 574/387-8291. You can also email, our point person, or myself:”

Relief fund for hospitality workers:

Motif will continue to add to this list as we become aware of different resources. Email any information to