“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits”
– Martin Luther King Jr, December 10, 1964, Acceptance Speech at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
Nearly 50 years later, these words continue to inspire individuals to become involved in their community and their community’s needs. In addition to the thousands of backpacks built on MLK day, a group of eight Americorps volunteers and six Boise High School students joined forces to collect non-perishable food donations. The volunteers canvassed neighborhoods in the North End and Warm Springs area from January 8 through January 16. On MLK Day, they picked up 776 pounds of food, enough for 647 meals to be served to hungry Idahoans.
Thank you to these dedicated students for their efforts in helping to end hunger in Idaho!