The MLK Community Center offers Holiday Help programs for those in need in Newport County.


The MLK can help with:

  • Thanksgiving & Holiday (Christmas) meal baskets
  • and Santa’s Workshop toys & gifts (for kids ages birth through age 18).

To register:

Visit the Center during Food Pantry hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday or Friday 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday 4pm – 6:30pm

Remember to bring your photo ID and proof of Newport County residency.


Donate Food or run a Food Drive

Every gift matters, from a $10 supermarket gift card or cans of soup from your pantry to a large-scale food drive at your office or school.

Click here to see a list of Food Needs


Donate Toys or run a Toy Drive

You can make Christmas merry for a local child. We need new toys and gift cards for children from birth to age 18 for Santa’s Workshop.

Click here to see a list of Toy Suggestions


Volunteer at Santa’s Workshop

We will need guides, gift wrappers, and more for Santa’s Workshop on Monday, December 18th and Tuesday, December 19th. Call or email us about this opportunity: Nancy Harten or 401.846.4828 ext 103


In 2016, the MLK provided meal baskets to 271 families at Thanksgiving, and 328 families at Christmas. 513 local children received their Christmas gifts through Santa’s Workshop. We need your help to provide help for families across Newport County.