Harvesters to honor Dr. King with a day of service Monday

Harvesters—The Community Food Network will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service at Harvesters on Monday, Jan. 17.

As Dr. King said, “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

Volunteers will donate food and help Harvesters sort and pack donated food during five, two-hour shifts. Volunteers also will participate in a service-learning project focused on King and his legacy. Volunteers include individuals, organizations, and corporate groups. All the volunteers will wear masks at all times and will be socially distanced from each other.

Volunteer sessions will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1t o 3 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m., and 5 to 7 p.m.

“We’re very grateful for the generous gift of time these volunteers will give to Harvesters on this Day of Service,” says Valerie Nicholson-Watson, Harvesters president and CEO. “We welcome more volunteers to give their gift of time throughout the year, and we are diligently working to keep our volunteers safe during this pandemic by our stringent cleaning measures, mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing stations throughout our facility,” she added.

Anyone wishing to schedule a future volunteer session can do so online at https://www.harvesters.org/how-to-help/volunteer.