Saturday, January 16, 2010

Group Of Park Students Will Serve Lunch To Poor On MLK Day

From Kansas-

About 20 students, faculty and staff from Park University will help prepare lunch at the Kansas City Community Kitchen on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 18.

The group will volunteer as part of a service day, said event organizer Caroline Heckman, coordinator for student leadership and engagement, at Park University.

"I think it is important for our students to spend at least part of our holiday honoring Martin Luther King," she said. "Being a servant to others is big part of Dr. King's message, and as students, faculty and staff at Park University, we want to honor that message with the giving of our time."

Located at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral at 13th and Broadway, the Community Kitchen has been serving noon-time meals at no cost to people who are hungry and homeless for the last 25 years. The cornerstone of the Episcopal Hunger Relief Network, the kitchen has a volunteer base of 400 people who come from area Episcopal and other congregations, civic groups and businesses. Each day dozens help with food preparation, serving and clean up.

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