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Jan 03

Elected Officials Encourage Day Of Service To Honor Dr. King

Posted on January 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM by Communications Department

Mayor McKinley Price and others host food drive

On Monday, January 16, 2017 from 9 AM until 1 PM., Mayor Price, Delegate Price, and Sheriff Morgan will gather at the Foodbank, 2401 Aluminum Avenue, MLK Food drive_SCHampton, VA 23661, to receive donations from the community.

Newport News Mayor, McKinley L. Price said, “For many years it has been on my heart that we in Newport News need to participate in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through service to our community. As we know Dr. King believed in service to others. Years ago, I had the pleasure of listening to Ambassador Andrew Young as he spoke of his friend and peer, Dr. King. Ambassador Young shared that Dr. King came to redeem the souls of America from three evils – racism, poverty, and war. He brought historic change to America and transformed the lives of many. Dr. King had a desire and willingness to serve. He breathed life into his words with his actions. Dr. King believed that life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”

In answer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s question, Mayor Price is pleased to partner with Delegate Marcia Price, Sheriff Gabe Morgan, and the Virginia MLK_SCPeninsula Foodbank to host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Drive on Monday, January 16, 2017. Organizations, churches and communities are encouraged to begin now to collect food and to spread the word and invite their members to participate. Price said, “Now is a great time to begin collecting food. Put a box out at your celebrations or at your Neighborhood Watch Meeting. By working together, we can replenish the Foodbank’s supply of food after the holidays and honor Dr. King’s legacy of service.”

For more information or for collection boxes, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 757-926-8403 or via email mayorsoffice@nnva.gov.