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UL students give back on MLK Day

Posted at 4:43 PM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 19:38:55-05

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. about 30 University of Lafayette students volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank this morning.

UL students volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank

Vanessa Adamson, who is the program director for UL’s Americorps group, says “MLK Day is important, it’s about giving back. We say it’s a day on not a day off.”

For several hours the students sorted and re-packaged food into boxes that are now ready to be sent out to families in need.

In total, they were able to package about 10,000 pounds of food.

And for the students, the experience was very humbling as they were able to see the huge need in the community.

Adoree Mcraney says “it’s just amazing seeing the whole quantity of food going through here and all the boxes thinking that they are actually going out to people.”

If you would like to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank visit and sign up for a shift.