The Center is open Monday – Friday. The Center is closed for Holiday break  and end of year inventory from December 25, 2017 through the Monday, January 1, 2018. The Center will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 


Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.

Our front door is locked before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m.; please ring the door bell to the right of the door if you require immediate assistance.

The front door will remain unlocked on Wednesdays until the end of the evening pantry session at 6:30 p.m.

Food Pantry:

Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Please remember to bring a photo ID and proof of address in Newport County. If this is your first visit of the calendar year, please also bring proof of address for every member in your household. 

You may access the Food Pantry once a calendar month. For instance, if you come to the pantry on January 31st, you could come again as early as February 1st. The next day you could come after that would be March 1st.

Receiving/Loading Dock:

Donations and deliveries are received Mon. – Fri. 8:30 – 5:00. The Loading Dock door is always locked. Please ring the grey buzzer to the left of the door and a staffer will assist you.

Education Programs:

All Education programs run Monday – Friday.

Preschool: 6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Afterschool: 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Summer Camp: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with early care beginning at 6:45 and late care ending at 5:00 p.m.

Winter and Emergency Policies:

The Center follows the lead of the Newport Public School, and the City of Newport. If the Newport Public Schools are closed for inclement weather, so is the MLK Community Center for all programs.