Event included special food distributions, volunteer opportunities
In a concerted effort to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) participated in MLK Day of Service. Now in its 26th year, MLK Day of Service encourages all Americans to improve communities through volunteer service.
FAKH participated by holding special food distributions to underserved minority communities throughout our service area.
“We thought that providing extra assistance to those dealing with food insecurity was an ideal way to honor MLK,” said Jamie Sizemore, FAKH Executive Director. “More people than ever are visiting food pantries and distributions, many for the first time, and we want to offer as much additional support that we can.”
FAKH also hosted several special volunteer opportunities at its Volunteer Center in Elizabethtown and invited groups to partner with them for a “day on, not a day off.” Many organizations helped pack senior boxes and BackPack program bags that will be distributed throughout FAKH’s service area.
Volunteer events were held Saturday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 18. If you have a group interested in volunteering in the future call the volunteer center at 270-735-1407, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special food distributions were held Friday, Jan. 15, Saturday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Jan. 18.
“Dr. King’s widow once said that the greatest gift her husband could receive was if people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds came together to perform individual acts of kindness and service,” Sizemore said. “Our organization has always been about service and serving others, and we are beyond grateful to the volunteers and partner agencies who have stepped up to answer this call.”
For photos of food distributions and volunteer events, visit our Facebook page.