MLK Celebration Includes Food Drive for Mid-South Food Bank
January 14, 2014
MLK Celebration Includes Food Drive for
Mid-South Food Bank
21, 2013, the National Civil Rights Museum commemorates the
leadership, vision, beliefs and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
through a variety of events and programs.
In honor of the King national holiday, visitors can bring canned good
items for Mid-South Food Bank and receive $1 off the discounted King Holiday
With 20 percent of the
population of Shelby County struggling with food insecurity, a donation of food
to Mid-South Food Bank is in keeping with Dr. King's compassion for the poor in
"We are proud to be
part of the National Civil Rights Museum's programs for the Martin Luther King
Jr. holiday. The Museum has included us
in the event for several years, resulting in hundreds of pounds of food to help
feed hungry people in our community," said Estella Mayhue-Greer, president
& CEO of Mid-South Food Bank.
This year’s celebrated
theme is “Education Equality: Creating A Movement in the Community.” Community participants from educational,
civic and health organizations will be on hand with information. There are also a variety of entertainment and
children activities including dramatic/musical performances, arts & crafts,
storytelling, food vendors and door prizes.
Local radio stations will broadcast live from the museum.
For the first time, the
museum will host a social media and Skype event to engage in conversation with
like-minded organizations nationally and globally about the meaning of the MLK
For more information,
contact the National Civil Rights Museum, 901-521-9699 or go on their website, www.civilrightsmuseum.org.
For more information on Mid-South Food Bank,