The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center is accepting donations for their annual Holiday Assistance Programs. The MLK Center provides food baskets for more than 220 Newport County families during both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and collects and distribute toys for more than 300 children at their unique Santa’s Workshop Program.

The MLK Community Center’s Food Pantry provided over 179,000 meals in 2014
through its Feed a Friend food pantry & Food 2 Friends delivery to the
homebound hungry.

No One Hungry in Newport County!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR NON PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM DONATIONS. ALL ITEMS ARE WELCOME BUT THEY ARE IN PARTICULAR NEED OF:

FOR THANKSGIVING FOOD BAGS PLEASE DONATE BY 11/13/15
FOR CHRISTMAS FOOD BAGS PLEASE DONATE BY 12/11/15
Canned Turkey or Chicken Gravy
Canned Yams or Sweet Potatoes
$10 gift cards to Stop & Shop or Shaw’s supermarket for the holiday protein

  • Canned protein
    SPAM; canned tuna, salmon, chicken,
    sardines; small hams; Vienna sausages;
    beef stew; chili; hash
  • Jams, jellies
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Fruits
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned corn & green beans
  • Side dishes: Rice/noodle / Mac & cheese
  • Condiments:
    Salad dressing, Ketchup, Mustard, Relish,
    Mayonnaise, Hot Sauce, Salsa
  • Juices
  • Sugar-free foods
  • Gluten-free Foods
  • Low Salt or No-Salt Foods
  • Baked beans
  • Pasta

Gifts can be dropped off at their Loading Dock, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

MLK Community Center
20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd
Newport, RI 02840
401.846.4828

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