What: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is honoring the MLK National Day of Service on Monday, January 18 by offering special volunteer sessions throughout the day. The sessions will start at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day until 5 p.m. Volunteers sorting food donations for distribution at the Food Bank warehouse. Currently all of the volunteer sessions are completely full. Sessions for the event needed to be kept smaller to help keep participants social distanced due to Covid-19. Volunteers throughout the region also participated in a special video where they talked about the reasons they volunteer. This video will be released through social media on Monday, January 18.
Where: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Donald W. Reynolds Food Distribution Center at 550 Italy Drive, Sparks NV, 89437. To visit the Food Bank, take I-80 East to Exit 32, USA Parkway. Turn right at the end of the ramp and follow USA Parkway for approximately 2.5 miles and turn left on Italy Drive. The Food Bank is just ahead on the right hand side.
When: The MLK National Day of Service is Monday, January 18. The volunteer sessions will continue in two hour increments throughout the day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a break from noon until 1 p.m.
Why: 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.”
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