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Local volunteer opportunities for MLK Day

Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these local volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteering can bring a smile to your face and to others.

Photo provided by God’s Pantry Food Bank

Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is observed as a federal holiday on the third Monday of January — today. The theme for this year is “Cultivating a Beloved Community Mindset to Transform Unjust Systems,” according to The King Centera nonprofit founded by MLK’s wife, Coretta Scott King, to continue Dr. King’s legacy.

If you have time to dedicate to our community, here are three local volunteer opportunities:

  • Hood Huggers | Help out in the Peace Gardens, donate time and knowledge, and assist with special events, including the annual Day of Service on MLK Jr. Day.
  • MANNA FoodBank | Support the warehouse, table events, sort produce and bread, and help distribute food.
  • BeLoved Asheville | Help construct affordable housing and more.

Or participate in these local events:

Looking for other ways to get involved? Check out more local volunteer opportunities.