The MLK Community Center nourishes, educates, and supports Newport County, Rhode Island residents to improve their economic, social, and physical well-being.

 

Food Pantry Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 am - 2 pm;

Wednesday evenings 4 pm - 6 pm. 3rd Saturday of the month: 10 am - 12 pm 

Program & Event Calendar

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“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

5,420 People Served

throughout Newport County, Rhode Island in 2021

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HUNGER
SERVICES

654,076

Meals served
 

1,172

Grocery deliveries to homebound seniors

 

143

Mobile Food Pantry events

11,476

Hot breakfasts served
 

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EDUCATION
PROGRAMS

In 2021, the MLK provided $191,964 in scholarships to aid low-income working families.

 

144 

Children attended preschool, summer camp and after school programs

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COMMUNITY
PROGRAMS

47

People participated in English and Spanish cooking classes
 

1,662

Children (age birth-five) received a monthly book from Dolly Parton Imagination Library

44 

Seniors attended twice monthly Lunch & Learn

916

Children received holiday gifts through Santa's Workshop

150

Free exercise classes held

With less than 1.4% of our budget coming from government funding, we need your help. Learn how you can support The MLK Community Center with your time and resources.

Your gift impacts our clients directly. Your gift helps us purchase food for almost 5,000 people; helps children keep up and excel in school; helps community members learn new skills and be part of a supportive community; helps neighbors embrace a healthy lifestyle and move forward in their lives.

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Donations of non-perishable food, personal care and household items are accepted at our loading dock at

20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport, RI

Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Volunteers are crucial to our ability to sustain our vital programming. You are the fuel that helps us continue running. 

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