Area food drive scheduled
January 07, 2014 10:50 AM

The Armstrong Conservation District and Crooked Creek Watershed Association Community members will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by conducting a food drive at the Kittanning Shop ‘n Save and Foodland stores.

Volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations for the Armstrong County Food Bank on Jan. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a “day on, not a day off” for many across the country, who will honor King by giving their time to serve their communities, the organizations said in a release. AmeriCorps members from the Armstrong Conservation District, Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps and Crooked Creek Watershed Association and volunteers from Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center will participate in this event. The service project will be one of hundreds held nationwide to honor the legacy of King. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, directing the King Center and the Corporation for National and Community Service to carry out a day of service reflecting King’s life and teachings.

For more information, contact Brooke Esarey at (724) 471-6020 or by email at besarey@gmail.com.

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