"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."

HUNGER SERVICES

We believe... everyone deserves access to healthy food.

Food Pantry & Mobile Food Pantry

Weekly Hours: 

 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

 

 

Wednesday evenings 4:00pm-6:30pm 

 

The first Saturday of each month

10:00am - 12:00pm

 

 

Daily Bread:

 

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:

 

  • Photo ID

  • First-time visit: proof of address for all family members, i.e. lease, SNAP letter, etc.

  • Reusable bags

 

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.

Breakfast Program

Monday thru Friday 7:30 - 8:30am

The MLK is pleased to serve a nutritious meal to anyone in the Newport County community at our Breakfast Program. 

If you would like to sign up, please contact Ed Crowley at: 

ecrowley@mlkccenter.org or 

(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.

Food 2 Friends

Every Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm,

June 21-Oct 29 (subject to change)

First come, first served.

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.

Veggie Days

Holiday Food Program

2019 registration begins on September 30th.

Thanksgiving pantry registration closes on November 8th.

December holiday pantry registration closes on December 6th.

 

Please register in person, Mon - Fri 10 am - 4pm.  For more information, call the Center at (401) 846-4828

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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: 

  • photo ID

  • 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! 

In 2018...

 

3,348

People received healthy food
 

1,113

Food deliveries
 

9,998

Breakfasts served
 

185

Received nutrition counseling

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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