MLK Day of Service
MLK Joint Day of Service
Feed the Children / 2nd Harvest Food Bank / Project C.U.R.E.
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Tennessee State University
11:00 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, Fisk, Lipscomb, Tennessee State University, Trevecca and Vanderbilt, as well as other area colleges and universities around the nation and throughout the world in helping to alleviate hunger in Middle TN through sorting food at Second Harvest Food Bank and Feed the Children, and sort medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E.
We'll gather at Kean Hall on the TSU campus for fellowship orientation, and a kick-off rally before dividing into groups and going to the service projects. We'll assemble together again afterwards for a time of reflection and celebration.
Register here (more projects to come!)
The event will begin at Kean Hall of Tennessee State University which is on the corner of John A. Merritt Blvd and 33rd St. Here is a link to the campus map: http://www.tnstate.edu/ContactUs/CampusMap.htm. 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 Kean Hall for a time of reflection and celebration.
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 - 3:00 p.m. - Serving at service sites
3:15 p.m. - Reflection + snacks
4:00 p.m. - End
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.
Office of Active Citizenship and Service
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.
Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E. has reached the medically underserved in more than 130 countries around the world. With the help of many that have the same passion and commitment to helping those in need across the globe, Project C.U.R.E. continues to deliver health and hope to the world.
Feed the Children is an organizaton where people can donate money to help children around the world that are in poverty. They feed children from all over and also provide them with necessary school supplies so that they have a chance to learn. In additon to that, Feed the Children also distribute aid when a disaster strikes. They restore hope and provide help for those who are suffering and in need.
For more information, contact Tim Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org, 615-460-5431.