Volunteers celebrate MLK Day with food drive

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- AmeriCorpmembers with the North Jonesboro Neighborhood Initiative had a food drive Saturdayat Bills Fresh Market on Red Wolf Blvd in honor of the MLK holiday.

Volunteerscollected cans that will be donated to local food pantries. The can drive kicked off the organization's weekend of service in honor of Dr. Martin LutherKing Jr. The group will also sponsor a letter writing campaign for the troops on Monday.

VolunteerTawuana Hooper said it's important to remember Dr. King's life and his dream.

"We are doingthis during the Martin Luther Kind holiday, we are trying to celebrate and giveback to everybody in the community..those that are in need of food," Hooper said.

Monday is the last day to make a donation.

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