"Nobody knows when they are going to need this help. That's what life's all about. This is what the Martin Luther King Center is for. Don't be afraid to accept help, it's the first step to getting your life back on track."
We believe... everyone deserves access to healthy food.
Food Pantry & Mobile Food Pantry
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday evenings 4:00pm-6:00pm
The first Saturday of each month
10:00am - 12:00pm
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
We provide non-perishable food items, frozen meat, fresh produce, bread and household and personal care items to our Newport County neighbors. All clients are eligible to shop once per month.
Things to bring:
First-time visit: proof of address for all family members, i.e. lease, SNAP letter, etc.
Mobile Food Pantry
Can’t make it to the MLK Community Center’s on-site food pantry? Visit our mobile food pantry, at the Park Holm Senior Center on the fourth Friday of every month and at other rotating locations. The MLK Community Center’s mobile pantry provides non-perishable food items, fresh produce, bread, household and personal care items to our Newport County neighbors.
Monday - Friday 7:30 - 8:30am
The MLK is pleased to serve a nutritious grab & go meal to anyone in the Newport County community at our Breakfast Program.
Food 2 Friends
If you would like to sign up, please contact Ed Crowley at:
(401) 846-4828 x119
This is a monthly service for our home bound neighbors and people who are otherwise unable to come to the pantry. If you can't make it to the pantry, the pantry will come to you.
Every Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm,
June 21-Oct 29 (subject to change)
First come, first served. Located outside the MLK Community Center.
Every Thursday during the growing season, we offer fresh produce free of charge to anyone in Newport County. The weekly inventory varies depending on what we glean from the Aquidneck Grower's Market, what we receive from the RI Community Food Bank, what is donated from Jamestown Community Farm, other community & private gardens, and what we buy outright.
Holiday Food Program
Registration usually opens in late September.
Please register online or in-person, by appointment only. For more information, call the Center at (401) 846-4828
The holidays are such a special time, but for those who need help supplying food for their families, it can be stressful. To meet this need, the MLK Center offers holiday meal pantries.
Who is eligible?
Any Newport county resident.
For registration, please bring:
proof of household for all family members (i.e. lease, SNAP letter, etc.)
proof of Newport County address
Please bring reusable bags with you when it is your time to shop!