Free Shred-a-thons across Rhode Island

By Gilannie Pangburn

Twitter: @gilanniej05

In an effort to help consumers ward off identity theft, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin along with Doc Shredding Corp and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank are kicking off a week of free shred-a-thon across Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank in asking the public to bring a non-perishable food item when they drop off their documents.

The event will take place starting Monday March 3rd through Saturday March 8th 

Consumers are allowed to drop off up to 2-banker boxes of material for shredding.

Tammy Miller Director of Consumer Protection says “There are criminals out there who have nothing better to do that to riffle through someone's trash getting personal information your name your address your banking information that they can use against you”.

Below you will find a full list of locations:

Monday, March 3 – kickoff event

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Pilgrim Senior Center

27 Pilgrim Parkway, Warwick


Tuesday, March 4

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Westerly Senior Center

39 State Street, Westerly


12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Johnston Senior Center

1291 Hartford Avenue, Johnston


Wednesday, March 5

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cranston Senior Center

1070 Cranston Street, Cranston


12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Community College of Rhode Island – Flanagan Campus

1762 Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln


Thursday, March 6

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Kingstown Community Center (parking lot)

30 Beach Street, North Kingstown


12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Middletown Police Department

123 Valley Road, Middletown


Friday, March 7

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

East Providence City Hall

145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence


Saturday, March 8

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Pawtucket City Hall

137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket