Holiday Help

The holidays are a special time

…but for some of our Newport County neighbors, putting food on the table and toys under the tree can be difficult.

Our Thanksgiving food pantry and holiday food pantry offer festive meals to registered families.

Our Santa’s Workshop program offers registered families the opportunity to choose holiday gifts and toys for their children.

All Newport County residents, who are not registered for any other holiday help programs, are eligible.


Santa’s Workshop wouldn’t be possible without generous community and corporate support.

New and unwrapped toys and gifts can be donated at the Center’s loading dock, Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Please donate as early as possible in November and early December to help us prepare for Santa’s workshop.

To hold a toy drive and schedule your donation date, contact Mel at (401)845-4828 ext. 124 or



Need some extra support for the holidays? The MLK is here to help.

To register for holiday help (Thanksgiving Food Distribution, Holiday Food and/or Santa’s Workshop), visit the MLK Community Center Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting in early Fall.

Please bring:

  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Address
  • Proof of Household


Registration for Thanksgiving ends in early November.

Registration for Holiday Food and Santa’s Workshop ends in late November.

For more information, contact Mel at (401) 846-4828 or