Child & Family is private non-profit human and health service agency that has proudly served children, families, and seniors throughout Rhode Island since 1866.

Special Events

Child & Family’s 40th Annual Taste of Newport was a Great Success!

Image of a scallop dishMiddletown (RI) November 6, 2023 – Child & Family would like to thank their Community Partners, Tasting Station Partners, silent auction item donors, and everyone else who contributed to the success of their 40th Annual Taste of Newport held on Sunday, October 29, 2023. The agency, which provides programs and services for vulnerable children, families, and older adults throughout Rhode Island, exceeded its goal by collecting nearly $125,000!

Child & Family would like to express their gratitude to Honorary Co-Chairs Geremie and Jeff Callaghan, Lea and Derek Savas, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, and Representative Julie Casimiro along with Event Co-Chairs Sharon Alemany and Lynette Dawley, all the volunteers, and members of the Child & Family Development and Special Events Committees.

Child & Family would like to send their sincerest “thank you” to the community partners that support their programs year-round; this includes The Aramli Foundation, BedJet, Affiliated Insurance Managers, Bank of America, BayCoast Bank, Bowen’s Wharf Company, A-1 Roofing and Construction Company, Family Service of RI, Helly Hansen Newport, Hilb Group of New England, Newport Hospital, PKF O’Connor Davies, Regan Heating and Air Conditioning, People’s Credit Union, Secure Networks, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, Universal Wealth Management, Coastal1 Credit Union, Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, BankNewport, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, Homes by Connect, Gil’s Appliances, Corrigan Financial, Brady Sullivan Properties, Kiwanis Club of Newport, Salve Regina University, Delta Dental, dot pro digital, Exquisite Events, Born To Rise, Mancini Beverage, The Newport Experience, LCF Design, and the Wyndham Newport Hotel.

Lastly, the real star of the evening was the food! Taste of Newport could not be possible without the support of all the restaurants, caterers, beverage vendors, and confectionaries that make this event possible! Thank you to The Cookie Jar, DeWolf Tavern, The Fifth Element, Foglia, The French Confection, Giusto, Kaffeology, La Vecina Taqueria, The Living Room at Brenton Hotel, Lucia Italian Restaurant, M.S. Walker of Rhode Island, McGrath Clambakes & Catering, Mr. R, Newport Vineyards & Taproot Brewing Co., Pasta Beach, Perro Salado, Ragged Island Brewing Co., Sardella’s Italian Restaurant, Snackcraft, The Reef, Wharf Fishhouse & Tiki Bar, and Yagi Noodles.

Want to help spread some holiday magic to the children and families Child & Family support this holiday season? Please consider making a gift towards Child & Family’s Holiday Giving Program. You can learn more at

Photography provided by Kim Fuller–Born to Rise™ Photography.

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