January 24: Food, meals, list of open restaurants for people displaced by gas outage
Town of Middletown
January 23, 2019
Please see the following regarding access to food in Newport/Middletown. Please feel free to share this information with your constituents.
- January 24: Box lunches are available for pick-up at Gaudet Middle School gym (Turner Road entrance) at 12 noon today on a first-come-first-serve basis. Special RIPTA buses will be running from the hotels where impacted families are staying to Gaudet from 11:30 a.m. through lunchtime.
- January 24: There will be a hot dinner served at the Gaudet School cafeteria at 6:00 p.m. Special RIPTA buses will be running from the hotels where impacted families are staying to Gaudet from 5:30 p.m. through dinner time.
- Starting tomorrow and throughout this week, breakfast (7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) and lunch (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) will be served at the Florence Gray Community Center, 1 York Street in Newport, for anyone impacted by the outage.
- For families who participate in Newport’s Food Backpack program, backpacks will be available from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Pell Elementary, 35 Dexter Street, Newport. For families who are not enrolled in the program, food backpacks will be available from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Pell.
- Local senior meal sites, Edward King House and Middletown Senior Center, remain open. And Meals On Wheels deliveries will continue throughout the week.
- January 24: Updated list of vacant lodgings and restaurants that are open for business may be found on Discover Newport website at www.discovernewport.org/blog/post/national-grid-gas-outage/