2010-05-20 / About Town

King Center to host forum on hunger

The Alliance for Livable Newport and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will present a public forum on hunger and how this critical social problem affects Newport’s community and neighborhoods on Thursday, May 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center.

Guest speaker Andrew Schiff, CEO of the R.I. Community Food Bank, will speak about trends in hunger, both nationally and statewide. Panelists will include Pauline Perkins-Moye, director of social services for the Newport Housing Authority, Jim Farrington, president of the St. Joseph’s Church chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Amanda Frye Leinhos, executive director of the King center.

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