Credit: Austin Area Heritage Council photos from 2013 Austin MLK Celebration
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will." – Martin Luther King Jr., 1964
At the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, we work every day to help realize Dr. King’s vision of a world where no one is held back by poverty. We are honored to be part of the 2014 MLK Community March and Festival Monday, Jan. 20, in Austin.
The march kicks off at 9 a.m. at the MLK statue on the east mall of the University of Texas campus. We’ll continue to the south steps of the State Capitol and on to the historic Huston-Tillotson University campus. There marchers, vendors, local musicians, community leaders and local nonprofits will gather at the MLK Community Festival, celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
You can help by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Drop off donations in the Food Bank boxes at UT or the State Capitol during the march or at Huston-Tillotson during the festival.
Not sure what to donate? Here are the items we need most:
- Healthy, non-perishable foods
- Items with intact, un-opened, consumer or commercial packaging
- Items with non-breakable packaging (no glass, please)
- Food within the expiration date on the packaging
- Food from your community or backyard garden
- Canned meats like tuna, stew, and chili (pop-tops preferred)
- Canned Vegetables
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Healthy cereals
- Peanut butter
Back at the Food Bank, we’ll be celebrating all week long with our MLK Week of Service Jan. 20-25. Sign up for a volunteer shift today!
For more information about the MLK Community March and Festival visit the MLK Celebration website.