Love is a Verb: How to Celebrate MLK Day

17 Jan

Don’t celebrate by simply taking a day off from school. Do something. Just two hours of your time at the Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event at Durham Tech will do a world of good for your community and your heart.

On Monday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m., join other good folks in the Phail Wynn, Jr. Student Services Center Multi-Purpose Room, (room 1103) as they package meals for Durham families. By signing up for a two hour shift, volunteers from Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and the Durham Rotary Club will join Durham Technical Community College students, faculty and staff to help assemble 100,000 meal packages for Stop Hunger Now.

If that sounds like a lot of packages, it’s because there’s a lot of need. The economy has strained many Durham families, and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and local food pantries are struggling to keep up with demand. According Food Bank figures, “In the counties served by the Durham branch, over 96,000 individuals are at risk of hunger: 30,000 are children and over 6% are 65 years and over.”

Use this Monday as a day of service. And if you need to find a place to make a difference on Monday, come to Durham Tech. You can register for a two hour shift or make a donation  at the Stop Hunger Now site.

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