The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is honoring the MLK National Day of Service on Monday, January 21 by offering an all-ages volunteer session from 2 –4 p.m. Generally, the age requirement to work at the Food Bank warehouse is at least ten years of age. For this event, children of all ages will be volunteering with their families. During this session, volunteers will be packing produce into family-size bags for distribution through the Mobile Harvest program and the 140+ partner agencies who distribute food throughout the area. The MLK National Day of Service all-ages volunteer session will be held at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada warehouse located at 550 Italy Drive, Sparks, NV 89437, off USA Parkway.
“I can’t think of a better way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy,” said Al Brislain, president & CEO of the Food bank of Northern Nevada. “It is a perfect opportunity for parents to share the importance of volunteering to their children, and we have a lot of fun and help feed families at the same time.”
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the King Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” The King Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”