Food Bank Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is today

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is honoring the MLK National Day of Service Monday, January 15 by offering an all-ages volunteer session from 2–4 p.m.

Generally, the age requirement to work at the Food Bank warehouse is at least ten years of age. For this event, children of all ages are welcome when they volunteer with parents or other adults.

During this session, volunteers will be packing produce into family-size bags for distribution to Food Bank clients through the Mobile Pantry and our partner agencies.

It will be at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada Donald W. Reynolds Food Distribution Center at 550 Italy Drive, McCarran, NV 89434. 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.

Groups or individuals are welcome. Please RSVP online.

New Year’s resolutions to get more involved in the community and be more active can be carried out at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Sorting and packing food is great exercise and comes with the benefit of knowing your efforts are helping someone eat. People who cannot attend the MLK National Day of Service are encouraged to click here and find out more about how their efforts can help the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to distribute the food donated during the holiday season.

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.”