People across the country, including in Massachusetts, will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service on Monday. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the national MLK day of service.
In Hingham, some 400 volunteers have signed up to help with one project. The MLK meal packing day of service starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. at the St. John the Evangelist church. The project is in its third year.
Organizers with the Hingham Hull Religious Leaders Association said the volunteers will pack some 50,000 meals for local food pantries and homeless shelters.
“A lot of people right now are choosing between heating and eating. They just don’t have the resources,” said Matthew Martin, the program’s outreach coordinator. ”
The volunteers paused every hour to listen to an excerpt of Dr. King’s writing. Both young and old volunteers pitched in to help.
“This helps to reinforce the message of being friendly and helpful and giving back to the community,” said Brittany Minnhan, of Hingham.