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MLK Day of Service


MLK Joint Day of Service

Fisk University

with projects at Feed the Children and Other Sites Dealing With Food Security, Service to Veterans and Other Community Needs

SATURDAY, April 7, 2018

Fisk University

1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

10:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

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


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Join 400+ 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 Feed the Children and a sweet potato drop, working in urban gardens including the Trevecca Urban Farm, Johnson School and The Nashville Food Project, packing 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger, walking shelter dogs with Tails of the Trail and sorting donations at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore.

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.


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.


10:30 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:







Office of Active Citizenship and Service



Silver Sponsors:



Bronze Sponsor:



Service Sites (so far):

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.


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.


Habitat of Greater Nashville operates four retail centers, the ReStores, in three counties that are open to the public and sell used and new home and office furnishings and building supplies donated from individuals and companies. Proceeds from the ReStores have helped fund homes for more than 25 low-income families over the last decade.


Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.


Tails of the Trail®, where public participants hike with shelter dogs for much needed exercise and socialization, launched in November 2014 and received official 501(c)3 non-profit status in May 2015.

The ASPCA indicates that of the roughly 3.9 million dogs entering shelters per year, approximately 31% are euthanized. In some urban areas these numbers run as high as 78%.

Be a part of reducing euthanasia rates by hiking with local homeless hounds! Socialization and exercise can reduce kennel related stress and anxiety and improve a shelter dog’s behavior, thus extending their lives!

For more information, contact Tim Stewart,, 615-460-5431.