MLK Day of Service - Dillard University Student handing out food
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Dillard University Hosts MLK Day of Service, Addressing Community Food Insecurity and Launching Community Garden

Dillard University observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a Day of Service on January 15th, focusing on addressing food insecurity in the community. The event attracted students, staff, faculty, and alumni, with participation from New Orleans Saints representatives, Cheer Krewe, and Gumbo the Saints’ Mascot.

MLK Day of Service - New Orleans Saints with Dr Ford passing out foodNick Harris, Executive Director of Dillard University Community Relations, commented on the event’s success. “We’re extremely grateful for today’s turnout. Our collective effort to address food insecurity is a vital step towards educating and empowering our communiversity to maintain healthy lifestyles,” said Harris.

More than 200 boxes of fresh produce and fruits were distributed at the event, benefiting local residents. The day also included activity in a community garden, aimed at promoting sustainable food practices and education.

In addition to the distribution of food and community garden, the Day of Service included a Community Health and Resources Fair, offering attendees access to health-related information and services.

This event at Dillard University marked a commitment to addressing immediate needs while supporting sustainable community initiatives, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of service.

To learn more about Dillard University’s initiatives and future events, please visit Dillard University News.