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NOVA hosts Fifth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 14, 2014 10:00 AM

What:
Hundreds of faculty and staff will commemorate the slain civil rights leader’s legacy by volunteering in NOVA’s Day of Service. Rather than take the day off, NOVA employees will “take a day on” to assemble 20,000 food kits in partnership with Stop Hunger Now, a nonprofit organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid to crisis-burdened areas around the world.

Faculty and staff will work to assemble small meal packages that consist of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix with 21 essential vitamins and minerals. The meal packages are shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. The food stores easily, transports quickly and has a shelf-life of two years.

When:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20

Where:
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Bisdorf Building, Alexandria, VA 22311

Background:
The MLK Day of Service is part of United We Serve, President Obama’s national call to service initiative. The Corporation for National and Community Service leads the annual one-day event as part of the federal agency’s broader mission to engage Americans of all ages in service to meet critical local and national needs.

For more information about NOVA’s event contact Frances Villagran-Glover at fvillagrangl@nvcc.edu or 703.845.6337.

Media Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez | 703.425.5839 | jgonzalez@nvcc.edu