Westminster College is again making this upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a “day ON, not a day OFF” with a community service project for campus and community members. With funding from the Missouri Campus Compact, Westminster will host a food packing service project to benefit the Buddy Pack program at 2pm on January 16 in the Mueller Student Center. The packs will benefit children in area schools. Buddy Packs are a sponsored program of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. The Buddy Pack program provides backpacks filled with kid-friendly, nutritious food that school children take home over the weekend or holiday periods to supplement their meals when there is not enough for them to eat at home.
Campus Activities Board will provide hot cocoa and snacks for the volunteers. Sponsoring groups for the event are: CAB Community Relations, Emerson Center for Leadership & Service, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Alpha Order, Westminster Poverty Initiative, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, International Club, Phi Delta Theta, EcoHouse, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and CIVICUS.
WHERE: Mueller Student Center
WHO: All ages and abilities are welcome, parental supervision is requested for children in attendance. Individual volunteers and groups are welcome, no pre-registration required.
“We are excited to sponsor a community service event like this on MLK Day with grant funding from Missouri Campus Compact for the second year in a row. We look forward to bringing together our campus and community members for a fun, meaningful service project that will benefit children in the Buddy Pack program.
“ The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. On MLK Day, Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities.”