A Day On, Not a Day Off

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“A Day On, Not a Day Off”

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?”  Every year, people across the United States answer that question by coming together to help their neighbors and communities by participating in the MLK Day of Service as part of “United We Serve”, the President’s call to service initiative.  On Monday, January 19th the food bank’s AmeriCorps members (Southwest Florida Food Corps) will be participating in the MLK Day of Service by working with clients and staff at the Ft. Myers Rescue Mission, one of our partner agencies.  They will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy by doing a variety of projects throughout the day including building and planting raised planters for the dining hall, planting fruit trees, installing benches and replanting containers around the church entrance.

“We’ve always been excited about our relationship with Harry Chapin Food Bank as a partner agency,” says Stephen Short, Dining Hall Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at the mission.  “We are looking forward to working with them and the AmeriCorps members on this project for the MLK Day of Service.  Once again, the Harry Chapin Food Bank has a positive and generous influence on the Ft. Myers Rescue Mission.”

To increase the impact of the project the Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Southwest Florida Food Corps would like to invite the community to participate in this project with us!  Join us on Monday, January 19th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm., after the annual MLK Day Parade.  The Ft. Myers Rescue Mission is located at 6900 Mission Lane, Ft. Myers.

If you are interested in being a part of this great project please contact Louise Bain, Programs Outreach Coordinator, at LouiseBain@harrychapinfoodbank.org, at (239) 699-2302, or by registering at www.allforgood.org.

For more events please visit: bit.ly/HCFB_Events

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