Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteer Service Project


Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Through Awareness and Service

Volunteers working the MLK service projectLWTech’s Workforce Development Office, United Way of King County, the RISE Center, and the LWTech Fitness program are coming together for a Volunteer Service Project! Following a campus-wide personal care products drive, donated care items will be assembled into give away care bags and delivered to partnering community organizations.

About the Volunteer Service Project

Volunteers working the MLK Service ProjectLWTech plans to implement a multifaceted, volunteer service project that honors Dr. King’s legacy and his fight against poverty and inequality.

This project will incorporate Dr. King’s legacy to fight against poverty and inequality for individuals facing one or more of the barriers listed below, that low-income, marginalized populations face on a daily basis. 

Poverty and hunger in America: Even in the world’s greatest food-producing nation, children and adults face poverty and hunger in every county across America. In 2016:

  • 41 million people struggle with hunger in the United States, including 13 million children. In 2015, 5.4 million seniors struggled to afford enough to eat.
  • A household that is food insecure has limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life.
  • Households with children were more likely to be food insecure than those without children
  • 59% of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the major federal food assistance program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps); the National School Lunch Program and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (often called WIC)

Source: Feeding America