Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy

January 15, 2018

The volunteer rooms at the Food Bank of Delaware in Newark and Milford were a hub of activity today, thanks to those engaged in special service honoring the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Members of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., including undergraduate members from Delaware State University, helped sort and pack food donations in Milford, under the guidance of Aaron and Sunny, our volunteer coordinators.

Keisha Kilson, president of the Delta Tau Sigma chapter, said members of this sorority have volunteered here at the Food Bank for the past four years, but volunteering is also part of the organization’s mission.

“We believe in service, scholarship, and sisterhood,” she said.

The Sanford School senior class spent the morning in Newark. Instead of giving students the day off for the holiday, the school provides students with the opportunity to spend the day volunteering. A visit to the Newark volunteer room is a tradition for the senior class.

Members of the Delaware Bar Association also volunteered their time in Newark and Milford during the afternoon shift. The group has spent this national day of service with the Food Bank since 2014.

The Food Bank is very grateful for volunteers; they are the heart and soul of our organization. They help sorting and packing food donations, preparing and packing meals for children, and they create meal boxes for families and seniors.

Last year, we had 16,348 volunteer visits, the equivalent of 40,007 donated hours or nearly 19 full-staff members.
Volunteers are welcome throughout the year, and volunteer visits can be scheduled at www.fbd.volunteerhub.com.

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