To actively recognize Martin Luther King Jr. volunteers served hot chocolate and cookies during the hours of the food pantry at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.

Emily Wyrick ’22 (left), Greg Labrie ’22 (center), and Annalese Gagliardi ’24 hand out cookies and hot chocolate to community members at the MLK Center as a part of the ongoing MLK Day of Service events on Friday, January 21st 2022.

Service Advocate, Annalese ’24 shares how, “It was so rewarding being able to warm up our community with hot chocolate on one of the coldest days of the winter” thus far. Accordingly, “conversing with the community members and getting to know each other is one of my favorite parts about volunteering.”

Salve Service Advocates graciously help with outdoor distribution of hot chocolate and cookies despite the frigid temperatures and wind chill on Friday, January 21st 2022.

Throughout the day additional volunteers took turns meeting people who stopped by

the MLK Center for food pantry services. Groups of volunteers were able to serve hot chocolate and cookies both indoors and outdoors while groups of volunteers helped with additional projects that the Center needed assistance with.

Annalese Gagliardi ’24 and Matt Shore ’22 work on sorting through tags from the MLK Center’s 2021 Holiday Giving Drive.

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