The Salvation Army
ChurchesIndustry: Civic & NonprofitNon-Profit
The Salvation Army's Newport Corps has been a fixture of the community for 130 years. Originally established 1889, the Corps opened up on Broadway Street, but would eventually move to its current location in 1974. We are currently serving all of Newport County in our location on 51 Memorial Boulevard in Newport. The Salvation Army's Soup Kitchen serves nutritious meals to those in need every Friday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. The food pantry is available to eligible individuals residing in Newport County on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Customers may "shop" the pantry once in a 30-day period. When funds are available, energy assistance is given to those that do not qualify for the state energy program and clothing vouchers are offered on an emergency basis. With the help and generosity of businesses, schools, social groups, churches, and individuals, we were able to provide happiness to those in need during the holiday season. We distribute Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas toys each year. We also have a Kids and Teens Character Development Program which features self-esteem lessons, team building, sports, arts and crafts, literacy, homework help, a hot meal, and much more! This includes sending children to Camp CONNRI, which is situated on 272 acres of rolling hills in Ashford, Connecticut.