MLK Day Service Project
  • “Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will.”

    – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    More than 50 million people face food insecurity — lacking enough food for an active, healthy life — in the United States.  Of those citizens, one out of six households in Ohio struggle to provide basic food needs. 

    The Capital University Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning is part of United We Serve, President Barack Obama's national call to service initiative that asks Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

    On January 20, 2014, we invite members of the Greater Columbus community to join us as we leverage the power of service to make a difference in the lives of community members who struggle with hunger. Together we can reduce the level of hunger in Central Ohio — one can at a time.  Please bring non-perishable food items with you to the MLK Day of Learning and drop them off in the food drive boxes located around campus. Proceeds will be donated to the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

    Addressing hunger is a monumental task, but with your help we can make a difference. When donating items, please remember: 

    • Only donate items that you would eat.
    • Check that the items are still within the “use before” date.
    • Avoid glass items (with the exception of baby food), which can easily break.
    • We can only accept unopened items in their original packaging. It’s OK if the external packaging is damaged, so long as the internal packaging is still intact.
    • We cannot accept home canned goods. 


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