• Greater Newport Chamber to host food drive throughout April

    For Immediate Release
    March 31, 2021

    Greater Newport Chamber to host food drive throughout April
    Newport, RI- The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce will run its annual Ton of Love food drive to benefit the food pantry located at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.
    Ton of Love begins on April 1st and donations will be accepted throughout the month. This food drive is coordinated by the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee, a group of volunteers who work on behalf of the Chamber on several community engagement initiatives each year. Local businesses throughout the region will serve as collection centers during the drive. The following items are being specifically requested at this time: non-perishable foods, personal care items, dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, pasta sauce, coffee, hearty soups, and gluten-free foods. Pop-top cans are extremely helpful as they are more user-friendly to those who struggle with a can opener.
    Monetary donations and Stop & Shop or Shaw’s gift cards are also welcome. Those who wish to make donations online can do so at mlkccenter.org, by choosing “Hunger Services” and noting “Ton of Love”. Checks and gift cards can be mailed directly to the MLK Center at 20 Marcus Wheatland Blvd. Newport, RI 02840.
    Staples of Middletown donated red collection bins which will be located at the following businesses:
    NPT Sportswear - 8 Marlborough St.
    Ranew Salon & Spa- 580 Thames St.
    The Barber Shop by Ranew - 580 Thames St.
    Natural Creations - 540 Thames St.
    People’s Credit Union - 43 Memorial Blvd.
    Trinity Church - 1 Queen Anne Square
    Boys & Girls Club of Newport County - 95 Church St.
    Innovate Newport: 513 Broadway
    Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co. Ltd. (KLR) - 97 John Clarke Rd.
    Edward Jones - 790 Aquidneck Ave
    Minuteman Press - 687 West Main Rd.
    Newport County Computers - 683 West Main Rd.
    James L. Maher Center - 906 Aquidneck Ave
    AAA - 49 East Main Rd.
    BankNewport - 528 West Main Rd.
    People’s Credit Union - 858 West Main Rd.
    OPT Physical Therapy - 1181 Aquidneck Ave
    Train with Jane - 699 Aquidneck Ave
    Polo Cleaners - 698 Aquidneck Ave
    Balfour Beatty - 8 Constitution Ave
    Avid Products - 72 Johnny Cake Hill
    Webster Bank - 716 Aquidneck Ave
    BankNewport - 2628 East Main Rd.
    People’s Credit Union - 2537 East Main Rd.
    Clements’ Marketplace – 2575 East Main Rd.
    BankNewport - 614 Main Rd.
    BankNewport - 1740 Main Rd.
    Jamestown Arts Center - 18 Valley St.
    College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving: 53 Venturi Ave
    The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is one of the state’s largest business advocacy organizations, whose mission is to connect, innovate, enhance and advocate for the businesses of Greater Newport. As a trusted and reliable institution for nearly 100 years, the Greater Newport Chamber is a vibrant collective body of the greater Newport business community with nearly 1,100 members representing over 50,000 employees. We work to create valuable strategic partnerships, promote strong economic growth, diversity and prosperity to serve its members and the Greater Newport region.  

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