To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr., the McKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project and for a virtual event on January 17, 2 p.m. Between now and January 17, 2022, participants can donate food to the JAMA (Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association) Food Pantry.
As we remember Dr. King, we remember his call to service, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” The McKinney Center invites the Jonesborough community to join in celebrating the service of Dr. King by participating in a food drive to support the JAMA Food Pantry. The JAMA Food Pantry serves residents holding Jonesborough, Telford or Limestone addresses. In particular, the food pantry needs canned pasta (SpaghettiOs, ravioli), evaporated milk, brownie or cake mix, syrup, beef stew, chili and baked beans.
To donate food items, please drop off any items at the McKinney Center until Tuesday, January 18 at 12 p.m., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Items will be collected from December 13 until January 17.
Join the McKinney Center for an online stream on the McKinney Center’s Facebook page, on January 17 at 2 p.m., to see live readings from MLK’s speech, hear about local Black history and enjoy powerful song from the civil rights era. Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through song lead by Ubunibi-Afia Agbenyaga Short, as well as MLK speech readings from Dr. Daryl Carter, Michelle Treece and others. Be sure to visit the McKinney Center’s Facebook page, facebook.com/mckinneycenter, at 2 p.m. on January 18 to join our program.
For more information about this event, please contact McKinney Center’s Community Program Specialist Skye McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.753.0562.