Greater Metro Atlanta Chamber of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Partners with Meals On Wheels Atlanta to Honor Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Atlanta, Ga.) – To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) hosted the Greater Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter (GMAC) of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., for ‘Delivering On The Dream,’ a day of service for Atlanta’s seniors experiencing food insecurity.

More than 200 GMAC volunteers of all ages, from elementary-aged children to teens, their parents and families gathered at MOWA on Sunday morning for a short program to reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to pack and deliver hundreds of delicious and nutritious breakfast boxes, each with a special gift from GMAC, to Atlanta’s seniors in need.

Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the architects of the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960’s, built an everlasting legacy through his teachings of nonviolent actions to promote equality and his virtue of service to one’s community. In Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is especially notable given much of the late civil rights leader’s legacy was written in Atlanta, and the late Atlanta Congressman John Lewis (D) helped to write the King Holiday and Service Act, which made MLK Day a federal holiday.

MOWA CEO Charlene Crusoe-Ingram was pleased to welcome members of GMAC for this day of service. “MOWA is proud to have partners like GMAC in our community who share our mission to serve Atlanta’s seniors who are experiencing food insecurity,” says Crusoe-Ingram. “Our seniors depend on the generosity of volunteers, and it is inspiring to see GMAC’s efforts to engage our young leaders to live out Dr. King’s virtue of service.”

MOWA also welcomed GMAC President Kim Bell during the day of service. “GMAC is grateful to MOWA for hosting our young leaders for this day of service,” says Bell. “Jack and Jill of America’s alignment with MOWA’s mission to combat food insecurity made today’s day of service a fantastic way for our young leaders to show through their actions that Dr. King’s legacy lives on.”

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