…but for some of our Newport County neighbors, putting food on the table and toys under the tree can be difficult.
Our Thanksgiving 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.
Need some extra support for the holidays? The MLK is here to help.
To register for holiday help (Thanksgiving Assistance Program, Holiday Assistance Program and/or Santa’s Workshop), visit the MLK Community Center, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., starting Monday, October 3. You can also sign up at the MLK Food Pantry across from the Center (20 Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd) or at our Mobile Food Pantry on select days.
Registration for Thanksgiving Assistance Program ends Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
Registration for Holiday Assistance Program and Santa’s Workshop ends Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
If you missed registration, or for more information, contact Mel at (401) 846-4828 or msaunders@MLKCCenter.org
Santa’s Workshop wouldn’t be possible without generous community and corporate support.
Before Nov. 1, 2022: New and unwrapped toys and gifts can be donated at the Center’s loading dock, Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
After Nov. 1, 2022: Please bring donations to the MLK’s Edward Street entrance, Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The MLK Community Center will be undergoing construction beginning November 1, but we are still open.
Please donate as early as possible and no later than December 12 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 MSaunders@MLKCCenter.org