The MLK Community Center fights hunger, promotes health, educates young and school-aged kids, supports families, and engages seniors all across Newport County, Rhode Island.

Holiday Help registration is now open!

Register in-person Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

More information: Santa's Workshop, holiday food pantry

“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. 

3,654 People Served

throughout Newport County, Rhode Island in 2018

HUNGER
SERVICES

3,348

People received healthy food
 

1,113

Food deliveries
 

9,998

Breakfasts served
 

185

Received nutrition counseling

EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAMS

85%

Preschoolers reading
 

54

Students received homework help, hot meals and enrichment activities

 

95%

INCREASED reading levels over 8 weeks of Summer Camp
 

90%

Improved their math scores in Summer Camp

COMMUNITY
PROGRAMS

63

People attended cooking

and wellness classes
 

41

Seniors attend Lunch & Learn
each month

 

72

People received assistance filing their income tax
 

874

Children received holiday gifts through Santa's Workshop

With less than 2.5% 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.

In 2018, over 650 volunteers gave over 10,000 hours in service to the MLK

Your gift impacts our clients directly. Your gift helps us purchase food for over 3,348 hungry people; helps children keep up and excel in school; helps local men and women 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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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd.

Newport, RI 02840

Phone: 401-846-4828

Fax: 401-848-7360

EIN: 05-0271882

BOD

Recipient of the Bank of America

2017 Neighborhood Builder award

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