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Second Harvest serves community in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteers flocked to the organizations warehouse to help pack food for those in need
Posted at 6:23 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 18:23:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is also known as a day of service and Second Harvest of the Big Bend did just that.

Bringing volunteers in to sort and pack food that will serve families in our community.

With food insecurity rising in the past year, Second Harvest says they couldn't let this opportunity to remember Dr. King pass them by.

"We wanted to make sure that we utilized this particular federal holiday to really remember this is not for a day off its for a day on and an opportunity for people to come together and recognize the opportunity to improve their communities," said CEO, Monique Van Pelt.

Van Pelt says with the need high there are many opportunities to volunteer with Second Harvest throughout the week.