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Food Pantry

On-Site Food Pantry Hours

Monday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Tuesday: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesdays: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm


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
  • Reusable bags. (We are unable to supply bags.)
  • First-time visit: proof of address for all family members, i.e. lease, SNAP letter, etc.
Even if you don’t have these things, it’s okay. We won’t refuse service.

Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry Locations

Rotates throughout the month to different neighborhoods.


Interested in the MFP coming to your community? Contact Emilio Ruiz Perez at or (401) 846-4828 x108

Would you like to be a Mobile Food Pantry Sponsor?  Download the form below to learn more.

Can’t make it to the MLK Community Center’s on-site food pantry? Our mobile food pantry visits neighborhoods across Newport County each month on a rotating schedule. Look for “MFP” on our monthly calendar. You do not need to reside in the neighborhood to get food from the Mobile Food Pantry. Our mobile pantry provides the same items found in the on-site pantry: non-perishable food, fresh produce, frozen meat, bread, household and personal care items.

Food 2 Friends

Learn More

If you would like to sign up, please contact Jose Ramos at:


This is a monthly service for our home bound neighbors and people who are otherwise unable to come to the MLK’s on-site food pantry. If you can’t make it to the pantry, the pantry will come to you.

The folks we serve in Food 2 Friends shop each month through a mail-in order form, and a volunteer shops for them and delivers their groceries to their doorstep.

Breakfast Program

On-Site Breakfast Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. 

Please enter through the Edward Street Entrance.

The MLK is pleased to serve a nutritious hot Breakfast to anyone in the Newport County community at our Breakfast Program. Take it to-go, or enjoy it inside.

Lunch Program

On-Site Lunch Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

First come, first served

Please enter through the Edward Street Entrance.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, the MLK is happy to provide delicious soups.

Every Friday (except for MLK Friends’ Lunch Friday) we are also happy to provide a hearty take-away lunch. Hours are 11:30am – 1:00pm.

Produce to the People

On-Site Year-Round at the MLK
  • Every Thursday 10am – 1pm
    (while supplies last)
  • First come, first served.
  • Please enter through the Edward Street Entrance
Offered June – September
Oxbow Farms
  • Every Tuesday, 11am – 1pm
  • 80 Rogers Lane Middletown, RI 02840
Chapel Terrace
  • Every Friday, 11am – 1pm
  • 19 Chapel Street, Newport, 02840

Every Thursday year-round we offer fresh produce free of charge to anyone in Newport County. The weekly available produce varies depending on what we glean from the Aquidneck Grower’s Market, what we’re able to purchase through our collaborations with Garman Farm and Hawk & Handsaw Farm, what we receive from the RI Community Food Bank, and what is donated by private gardeners as well as a variety of community growing partners.

Holiday and Thanksgiving Food Program


Registration usually opens late September.


When you register, you will also be eligible for Santa’s Workshop if you have children.  At this event, you will be able to select your own gifts for them.

To learn more about these programs and how to register, please visit the Holiday Help page.


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!


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Hot breakfasts served


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