Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
The purpose of the Martin Luther Kings Jr. Day of Service is to mobilize college students, community members, and community organizations to observe MLK Day not as “day off” but a “day on”. The project will provide mini grants to colleges around the nation for service projects that leverage volunteers to organizations that work to mitigate food insecurity, such as collecting donations for food banks, helping establish community gardens, or packaging meals for donation, among others.
Impact of 2016 Central Region MLK Day of Service Partnerships:
22,403 Pounds of Food
2,302 Veterans receiving support or services through MLK Day of Service activities
24,189 Recruited and Managed Volunteers