On Monday, January 15, over 70 volunteers gathered at Oldemeyer Center in Seaside to help prepare 200 bagged lunches. These lunches were distributed to five agencies that work directly with the homeless population.
Those agencies were:
Community Homeless Solutions
Victory Mission Church
Gathering for Women
Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley
Each lunch, received a personal touch, as the volunteers decorated each bag and included an encouragement note to each recipient. The spirit of service was truly present this day as volunteers from all ages and areas of our community showed up and chose to spend the day ON and not off, in remembrance of Dr. King's legacy.
Special thanks to:
National Pan-Hellenic Council
Central Coast Federal Credit Union
311 TRS/517 TRG Airforce
Delta Sigma Theta Sorrority Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Seaside High School Key Club
Alisal High School
"The poor in our country have been shut out of our minds and driven from the mainstream of our consciousness because we have allowed them to become invisible" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.