Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will forever hold a place in the hearts of millions of people around the world. While his messages focused on the immediate need for freedom from racism, discrimination and brutality toward African Americans, Dr. King also used his platform to shed light on global poverty, and the need for nations to come together to combat this epidemic. In Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize address in 1964 he says, “There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”
More than 50 years later, Dr. King’s message still rings true, and unfortunately poverty, which generally lead to hunger and homelessness, continues to permeate our society. But together, we can do something about it, and honor Dr. King by making our small part of the world a better place. Even though we are closed today, you can help us end hunger and homelessness right here at home by doing one of these three things on this Day of Service and at any time:
1. Donate non-perishables and personal care items for our Food Pantry clients and drop off at 636 Old Post Road, M-F, 9am-5pm. Our wish list is here.
2. Purchase non-perishables and personal care items from our Amazon wish list and have them sent directly to us here.
3. Make a financial contribution here. $.90 of every dollar received by Operation Hope goes directly to our clients by providing food, housing and supportive counseling.
We cannot take on this task by ourselves, and are truly grateful to be part of a community that cares so deeply for its neighbors in need. Thank you.