Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2018
Employees of Larkin Hoffman, friends and family members spent Jan. 15, 2018 sorting and packing food at Second Harvest Heartland to fight hunger in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Monday’s food packing effort marks the fourth consecutive year that the firm has partnered with Second Harvest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a day of service in memory of Dr. King.
“Each year we look forward to teaming up with Second Harvest Heartland to help fight hunger,” said Dayle Nolan, chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “Dr. King was a passionate advocate for community service and our goal is to honor his memory through this act of service.”
Over the course of the afternoon, 29 volunteers from the Larkin Hoffman packed 4,202 pounds of food to be distributed to food shelves in 59 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The food shelves feed children, adults and seniors experiencing food insecurity.
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest food banks delivering more than 80 million meals a year to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other programs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland was founded on Oct. 1, 2001, when Second Harvest Greater Minneapolis and Second Harvest St. Paul merged after decades of separately fighting against hunger.