MLK Day of Service
MLK Joint Day of Service
American Red Cross of Middle TN / Feed the Children / Second Harvest Food Bank
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1112 Jefferson Street
Nashville, TN 37208
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join more than 300 volunteers from Belmont, Lipscomb and Tennessee State University, as well as other area colleges and universities in helping to alleviate hunger in Middle TN through sorting food at Second Harvest Food Bank, preparing the community for fire safety by distributing informational door hangers through the Red Cross, and preparing boxes of food and cleaning supplies for disaster victims at Feed the Children.
We'll gather at the historic Jerfferson St. campus of Mt. Zion Baptist Church for fellowship and a kick-off rally before dividing into groups and going to the service projects. We'll assemble togehter again afterwards for a time of reflection and celebration.
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This MLK Day of Service project is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that strengthens communities through service.
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
|>p>Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. Feed The Children is a Christian, international, nonprofit relief organization with headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disasters. In FY 2010, Feed The Children distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally.
Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee. A member of Feeding America, Second Harvest has a network of over 400 Partner Agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest collects, sorts and distributes food to soup kitchens, pantries, shelters and other nonprofits serving hungry people. Second Harvest depends on volunteers, food donations and monetary gifts to meet the overwhelming need for food assistance in our community. Our efficiency allows us to provide four meals for every dollar donated. Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. Together, we can fight hunger and feed hope.