AmeriCorps Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

Giving back and doing more for their community.

Local high school students raise money for the Martin Luther King Jr. food drive.

Katey Blackwell with AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides serving at Washington State Community College says they really want it to be a day of service, and to keep the legacy of Dr. King alive.

So they are going door-to-door this week to leave informational flyers about the drive.

"A lot of times people don't really think about it, they just think that, 'hey, I get a three-day weekend,' but we like to remind our students that we are here to make the world a better place," Blackwell says.

Homes that receive a flyer are encouraged to leave non-perishable food items out to be collected between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. this Saturday, January 18.

The donations will go to to the Marietta Food Pantry, located in the First Congregational Church.


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