Plan Ahead: Commit to the MLK Week of Service in January

Friday, December 3, 2021 Plan Ahead: Commit to the MLK Week of Service in January

Join fellow Huskers Jan. 18–21 for a volunteer service project to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of commitment to serving others.

Here are two ways for individuals, RSOs, groups, and departments to be involved.


Participants can sign up for 30-minute and 1-hour shifts to sort food donations and help pack 2,000 rice and bean meals for the Food Bank of Lincoln to feed the hungry across Nebraska. Three volunteer dates and times are being offered:

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 19 in the Nebraska Union Ballroom
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. January 20 in the Nebraska East Union Great Plains Room
  • 1 to 4 p.m. January 21 at the Food Bank's Distribution Center in Lincoln

Sign up here for one or all of the volunteer dates.


From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. January 18, Huskers can drop off donated food items - specifically rice and beans - at a table located outside the Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement office (Room 200) in the Nebraska Union. All varieties of rice and beans in non-perishable packaging will be accepted, including canned, dry, bagged and boxed. Frozen packaged items will not be accepted.

The food bank is a proud member of Feeding America. Since their founding in 1982, they have been focused on their mission to alleviate hunger in Southeast Nebraska. From sun up to sun down (and even longer), their dedicated team and partner agencies work together to put food on the tables of those in need, right here in Nebraska.

For more details about the MLK Week of Service, contact Andrew Brown or 402-472-8721.

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