Hunger Services

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Food Pantry

On-Site Food Pantry Hours

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

Wednesdays: 4:00pm-6:00pm

 

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
 
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.

 

Contact

Interested in the MFP coming to your community? Contact Mia Ceglie at mceglie@MLKCCenter.org or (401) 846-4828 x201

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:

Forms

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 – 9:00am

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: 1:30 – 1pm

Soup and sandwiches are served every Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 – 1pm while supplies last.

Produce to the People

On-Site Year-Round at the MLK
  • Every Thursday 10am – 1pm
    (while supplies last)
  • First come, first served.
  • Located outside the MLK Community Center.
 
Newport Heights
  • Every Tuesday 11am – 1 pm, June – September
  • While supplies last
  • First come, first served. Located on W Evans St. in Newport, between Girard Ave and John H. Chafee (behind the Florence Gray Center)
Oxbow Farms
  • Every Friday, June – September, 11am – 1pm
  • 80 Rogers Lane Middletown, RI 02840

Every Thursday year-round 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 purchase through a collaboration with Garman Farm, what we receive from the RI Community Food Bank, what is donated from Jamestown Community Farm, and what is donated from our Grow A Row gardeners (community & private gardens).

Holiday and Thanksgiving Food Program

Register

Registration usually opens in late September.

 

Please register online or in-person, by appointment only. For more information, call the Center at (401) 846-4828

 

Click here for Santa’s Workshop

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!

 

food pantry

In 2021...

143

Mobile Food Pantry events

11,476

Hot breakfasts served

654,076

Meals Served

1,172

Grocery deliveries to homebound seniors

"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."