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On Monday, January 18, 2021, from 11 AM — 3 PM, several Milwaukee groups will offer a Milwaukee Food Giveaway, COVID-testing and much more in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The volunteer led community event is sponsored by the Lovell Johnson Quality of Life Center, Jump at the Sun LLC, Health Connections, Inc. and Impower. All are members of the Milwaukee Unified Emergency Operations Center’s Community Resilience Response Team and have been joined by St. Mark AME Church. The purpose of this event is to support Milwaukee residents during the pandemic by helping them to restock their cabinets, get tested and get additional information and support to help reduce their exposure to COVID-19.
This event will take place at the Quality of Life Center located Center, 1530 W. Atkinson Ave. It will feature free COVID testing, COVID health information, T-shirts, food distribution and much more. Face masks and social distancing are required.
MLK Day is the only national holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Volunteers at the event will distribute free food and help direct visitors to ensure a safe and socially distanced event. Volunteers will also help deliver food to the elderly and others who can’t leave their home. Community members can sign up to volunteer at the event by visiting http://bit.ly/mlkdaymke.
The groups are working together to provide much needed resources to a community hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.
Location: Quality of Life Center, 1530 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53206
Time: 11:00-3:00 PM