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MLK JAMA Food Pantry Food Drive

January 19, 2021

McKinney Center to Host Annual MLK Service Project & Virtual Event


To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr. this year, the McKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project and a Virtual Event on January 18th, 2:00 PM. Help us donate food to theJAMA Food Pantry then, join us for an online stream on the McKinney Center’s Facebook page to see live readings from MLK’s speech, local Black history, and singing.


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 is inviting the Jonesborough community to join in celebrating the service of Dr. King by participating in a food drive to support the JAMA (Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association) Food Pantry. The JAMA Food Pantry serves residents holding  Jonesborough, Telford, or Limestone addresses. In particular the Food Pantry needs: cereal, canned veggies, canned meat, boxed dinners, canned fruit, pinto beans, kidney beans, and other non-perishable foods. To donate food items please drop off any items at the McKinney Center until January 18th at Noon, M-F, 8am-5pm. Please help us to feed our community especially after a very difficult year. We will be collecting food items from December 14th – January 18th at Noon.


To keep our community safe, this year our usual“Peace Walk” will be replaced with a virtual event that will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through song lead by Ubunibi-Afia Agbenyaga Short, as well as MLK speech readings from Karen Sullivan, Brittany Butler, and others. Please be sure to visit the McKinney Center’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/mckinneycenter, at 2pm on January 18th to join our program from wherever you are!


For more information about this event, pleasecontact McKinney Center’s Community Program Specialist Skye McFarland at skyem@jonesboroughtn.org or call 423-753-0562.