• Ton of Love Food Drive Supports MLK Center

    Newport, R.I. - In February, the Newport County Chamber of Commerce held 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, 2019 through February 28, 2019. 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 served as collection centers during the drive. Almost 1,500 pounds of food, $2,000 of cash and $125 in gift cards were collected. The following businesses partnered with the Newport County Chamber of Commerce in collecting donations.

     
     
    Acupuncture & Herbal Answers
    Admiral’s Gate Avid Products
    BankNewport
    Berkshire Hathaway Prime Properties
    Bridge to Fitness
    Corrigan Financial Inc.
    Cru Café
    Edward Jones
    Humphrey’s
    Jamestown Art Center
    KLR
    Liberty Tax
    Minuteman Press
    Natural Creations
    Newport Beach Club
    Newport County Chamber of Commerce
    Newport County Computers
    OceanPoint Insurance Agency
    Ocean State Laundromat
    OPT Physical Therapy
    People’s Credit Union
    Polo Cleaners
    Portsmouth Town Hall
    SEA CORP
    Solidifi
    Train with Jane
    Webster Bank

    The Newport County 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 Newport County 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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    News Coverage:
    What'sUpNewp:
    http://whatsupnewp.com/2019/05/newport-newport-county-chamber-of-commerces-ton-of-love-food-drive-helps-support-mlk-center-chamber-of-commerce-ton-of-love-food-drive-yields-best-collection-year-yet-for-mlk-center/

    Newport Daily News:
    https://www.newportri.com/news/20190522/chamber-of-commerce-food-drive-benefits-mlk-center-after-holiday-season

     

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