Operation Stand Down Rhode Island needs your help

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Summer, Winter, Spring & Fall...the need is still there.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island

We often think about food and personal needs around the holidays, or in cold weather.  But in the heat of summertime, these needs are just as real.

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island needs to restock their food and toiletry pantry, located in Johnston. They are looking for these items to help veterans and their families.

The organization is looking for:


  • Cereal
  • Juice
  • Canned meat
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Applesauce
  • Raisins
  • Jelly/Jam
  • Canned/instant potatoes
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned dinners
  • Snack items
  • Ramen noodles
  • Tomato sauce


  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Bar soap
  • Cotton swabs
  • Sunscreen

The following items are already well-stocked and are not needed.

  • Pasta
  • Canned vegetables
  • Toothbrushes

All donations can be dropped off to Operation Stand Down's office, located at 1010 Hartford Ave. in Johnston, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 401-383-4730 with any questions.