• Newport County Chamber of Commerce hosts Food Drive to benefit the MLK Jr. Community Center

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    February 01, 2018
    Middletown, RI- The Newport County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Ton of Love Food Drive to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, located in Newport, RI.

    The Ton of Love Food Drive began on February 1, 2018 and will run until February 28, 2018. This food drive was created by and is run through the Ambassador Committee of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. The food drive is specifically held in February to help stock pantry shelves following the holiday season. Local businesses throughout Newport County are serving as collection centers during the drive. The following items are being specifically requested during this drive: canned soups, canned meats, canned vegetables, pasta, rice, cereal, condiments, peanut butter and jelly, grocery store gift cards, macaroni & cheese, personal items, paper goods and toiletries.

    Items can be dropped in collections bins at the following locations:

    Middletown
    Avid Products • 72 Johnnycake Hill Rd
    BankNewport • 528 West Main Rd
    Corrigan Financial Inc. • 747 Aquidneck Ave.
    Edward Jones • 790 Aquidneck Ave.
    KLR • 97 John Clarke Road
    Liberty Tax • 554 West Main Rd
    Minuteman Press • 687 West Main Rd
    Newport County Chamber of Commerce • 35 Valley Rd
    Newport County Computers • 683 West Main Rd
    Newport County YMCA • 792 Valley Rd
    OceanPoint Insurance Agency • 500 West Main Rd
    Ocean State Laundromat • 232 West Main Rd
    OPT Physical Therapy • 181 Aquidneck Ave
    People’s Credit Union • 858 West Main Rd (2/5-2/24)
    Polo Cleaners • 700 Aquidneck Ave
    SEA CORP • 62 Johnny Cake Hill
    Train with Jane • 699 Aquidneck Ave
    Webster Bank • 716 Aquidneck Ave

    Newport
    Admiral’s Gate • 221 Third St
    BankNewport • Washington Square
    Cru Café/Russell Morin Catering & Events • 1 Casino Terrace
    Mall Laundromat • 199 Connell Hwy
    Natural Creations • 540 Thames St
    People’s Credit Union • 43 Memorial Blvd (2/5-2/24)
    Savings Institute Bank & Trust • 100 Bellevue Ave

    Portsmouth
    BankNewport • 2628 East Main Rd
    Newport Beach Club • 195 Newport Harbor Drive
    People’s Credit Union • 2537 East Main Rd
    Portsmouth Town Hall • 2200 East Main Rd

    Tiverton
    BankNewport • 1740 Main Rd
    BankNewport • 614 Main Rd

    Jamestown
    Jamestown Art Center • 18 Valley St


    The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is the second largest chamber in the state with nearly 1100 members representing over 50,000 employees and is one of Rhode Island’s largest business advocacy organizations, formed to enhance the business, civic and economic vitality of Newport County and greater Rhode Island. We help businesses succeed.
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    Contact:
    Blakeley Andersen
    401-847-1608
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