Certainly one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s desires was to attain a world with out starvation and he spoke and wrote extensively in regards to the significance of assembly this primary want. On the finish of the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, Dr. King declared, “Let’s march in opposition to poverty till no American mum or dad has to skip a meal so their youngsters can eat.” Within the midst of this pandemic, the necessity is even better and extra pressing.
Second Harvest of Northeast TN and Feeding Southwest Virginia are organizing a digital meals drive in honor of Dr. King and his imaginative and prescient of a world with out starvation. It begins on Monday with a press convention. The meals drive is ongoing and can proceed till January 31, 2021.
WHO: Second Harvest Meals Financial institution of NETN and Feeding Southwest VA
WHAT: Second Harvest / Feeding SWVA Digital Meals Drive Press Convention honoring Dr. King and his imaginative and prescient of a world with out starvation.
WHEN: Monday, January 18, 11:00 a.m. M.
Feeding America estimates that a mean of 23% of the youngsters in NETN counties and roughly 20% of the youngsters in Southwest VA are meals insecure.
Your assist is enormously appreciated and each contribution is vital, regardless of the dimensions. Financial donations are used to buy and distribute tens of millions of kilos of meals to tens of 1000’s of individuals within the eight-county space of Northeast Tennessee. A few of the meals financial institution applications that present direct service embrace: Kids’s Meals Backpack Program, Summer season Meals Service Program, Kids’s Espresso Program, Cell Meals Financial institution, and Cell Meals Pantry. Donations will be made on-line at www.netfoodbank.org or at http://www.feedingswva.org/ for donations to VA Feeding Southwest VA.
About Second Harvest and Feeding Southwest Virginia: Second Harvest Meals Financial institution of Northeast TN has led the trouble to finish starvation within the area since 1986, serving Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington. Second Harvest is a proud member of the Feeding America Meals Financial institution Community. Feeding Southwest VA was based in 1981 and proudly commemorates 40 years of preventing starvation and altering lives by means of group partnerships. As an affiliate member of Feeding America, the Meals Financial institution’s objective is to get rid of starvation in our 26-county, 9-city area by distributing $ 33 million in meals and grocery-related merchandise which might be channeled yearly by means of a community of greater than 350 related feeding applications and distribution applications.