Celebrating Dr. Kings dream by serving those in our community!

Fourth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Food Drive 

AmeriCorps, Cal Poly Student Life and Leadership, and the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County are teaming up to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in 2012.

Volunteers throughout the county will go door-to-door delivering 10,000 bags asking for food and monetary donations for the Food Bank on Saturday, January 14th and volunteers will return on Monday, January 16th to pick up the bags filled with donated food items. This is your chance to be part of the solution to one of America’s most pressing national and local problems, hunger.

Each year Americans are asked to take time to remember the life and service of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and answer his question “what are you doing for others”? Dr. King believed that an individual could not really begin to live until they were able to rise above their own individual concerns and take interest and action in the broader issues affecting humanity. Much of Dr. King’s legacy goes beyond his campaign in the civil rights movement and touches on his service to others.

The Food Bank and our sponsors have responded to the question of their role in serving others by hosting the 4th annual MLK Day of Service. Volunteers are needed to distribute bags starting at 8:30 AM on Saturday January 14th throughout the county. Volunteers are also needed to pick up filled bags at 8:30 AM Monday January 16th. All the contributions from the food and funds drive will benefit the SLO Food and the people they serve.

Organization and Individuals of all ages are invited and encouraged to participate by volunteering with the food drive. You can also contribute monetary donations online in Dr. King’s honor. Help the Food Bank achieve the action needed to address today’s social challenges.