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MLK Day of Service

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MLK Joint Day of Service

Fisk University

with projects at Second Harvest Food Bank, Feed the Children and Other Sites Dealing With Food Security and Service to Veterans

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2017

Fisk University

1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

11:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Important Day of Service Volunteer Instructions

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Join 300+ volunteers from Belmont, Fisk, Lipscomb, Meharry, Nashville State, Tennessee State University, Trevecca and Vanderbilt, as well as other area colleges and universities in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping to alleviate hunger in Middle TN, around the nation and throughout the world through projects such as donating and sorting food at Second Harvest, Feed the Children and a sweet potato drop, working in urban gardens including The Nashville Food Project and Trevecca Urban Farm and an art project with homeless veterans in our community in collaboration with Room In The Inn's veteran's program.

We'll gather at Fisk University for fellowship, orientation, and a kick-off rally in Fisk's historic chapel where Dr. King spoke when he visited campus, before dividing into groups and going to the service projects.  We'll assemble together again afterwards for a time of reflection and celebration.

We are currently at capacity for our volunteer projects. Please check out Hands On Nashville's Volunteer Opportunities Calendar for additional volunteer opportunities this weekend. We hope you can join us next year!


Important Day of Service Volunteer Instructions

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Dear Volunteers,

The event will begin at Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208.  We will share a meal together, have a brief program, and then depart to a variety of service sites. Afterwards, we'll gather again at Fisk for a time of reflection and celebration.

Schedule:

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - Sign-in/ Registration and Lunch (pizza)
12:00 -12:30 p.m. - Presentation/ Speaker
12:45 p.m. - Depart for Service Sites
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Serving at service sites
4:00 p.m. - Reflection + snacks
4:30 p.m. - End

Gold Sponsors:

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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.

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Office of Active Citizenship and Service

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Silver Sponsors:

 

 

Bronze Sponsor:

 

 

Service Sites (so far):
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Second Harvest has a network of over 450 Partner Agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children throughout our 46-county service area. Second Harvest collects, sorts and distributes food and personal care products to over 450 partner agencies throughout 46 Middle and West Tennessee counties. Our partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, foster care facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs.

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Feed the Children exists to end childhood hunger. It’s the cause upon which we were founded 35 years ago and the one that we continue to fight for each and every day.

We know it takes the power of many to end childhood hunger for good. We connect donors, experts, partners, leaders and communities to attack the problem from all angles.

We are taking a stand and we will not rest until every child has enough to eat.



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Potato & Produce Project

We salvage tractor-trailer loads of potatoes and other produce that are rejected by commercial markets or potato chip factories due to slight imperfections in size, shape, sugar content, or surface blemishes.

Usually, these rejected loads end up at local landfills. Through the Potato and Produce Project, the Society of St. Andrew is able to redirect these 43,000-pound loads of fresh, nutritious produce to food banks, soup kitchens, food pantries, low income housing areas, local churches, and other hunger agencies for distribution to the poor.

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The Trevecca Urban Farm was inspired as a teaching tool to equip students to help food-insecure neighborhoods around the world. In the heart of Nashville, livestock guardian dogs oversee our heritage goats, pigs, and chickens as they graze Trevecca’s campus and lots nearby. A worm farm, an aquaponics fish farm, campus composting, beekeeping, urban orchard, greenhouse, vegetable garden, and two additional community gardens produce abundantly within view of Nashville’s skyscrapers.

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The Nashville Food Project brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.

Volunteers will prepare meals for distribution that evening.

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Room In The Inn provides programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.

Volunteers will be doing a collaborative art project with homeless veterans.

For more information, contact Tim Stewart, tim.stewart@belmont.edu, 615-460-5431.