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.



In 2020...

4,155 Thanksgiving meals were served from the MLK's Thanksgiving food pantry.

820 kids from 398 families received holiday toys and gifts. 


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, by 11/29/21 at the latest.


To hold a toy drive and schedule your donation date, contact us at (401) 846-4828 or email us.



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 Monday, Oct. 4. 

Please bring:

Photo ID

Proof of Address

Proof of Household

Registration for Thanksgiving ends Nov. 12

Registration for Holiday Food
and Santa's Workshop ends Nov. 24

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