MLK Serve-a-Thon



Celebrating 20 Years Of MLK Serve-A-Thon

As a global pandemic and demands for racial justice collide, it is more important than ever to uplift Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of justice.

For 20 years, Hunger Free America has honored MLK's life work with service and action. The 2021 Serve-A-Thon will focus on a series of virtual workshops addressing the intersectionality of food justice followed by a virtual service activity with a non-profit partner organization.

The MLK Serve-A-Thon will take place from January 18th - 19th

–  Workshop Schedule  – 

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Each workshop will feature a presentation by a nonprofit partner, followed by one hour of virtual service from participating volunteers. Please use the links on the schedule below to register.

Donate here to support our partners!


Time Monday, January 18 Tuesday, January 19
11 AM  

How to Best Advance MLK's Food Justice Vision

12 PM

Food Justice is Cultural Diversity with Kehilat Food Pantry 

Food Justice is Mutual Aid with Invisible Hands Deliver


 Food Justice is Racial Justice with Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia 

Food Justice Cultivated in Participatory Systems with Boulder Food Rescue 


Food Justice is WIC Justice with Hunger Free America

 Food Justice is Immigration Justice with St. Jerome HANDS Community Center  


Food Justice is Mental Health Justice with Xavier Mission 

Prison Food Justice is Food Justice with Impact Justice
1 PM

In Partnership with the Presidential Inaugural Committee

Virtual National Rally to Raise Hunger Awareness

and National Phone Bank to Increase Food Access

 2:30 PM 

Food Justice is Health Justice with Empowering the Masses 

Food Justice is Housing Justice with Part of the Solution Bronx

  Food Justice is Housing Justice with Los Sures

Food Justice is Partnership Building with High Desert Food & Farm Alliance

 Food Justice is Interfaith Collaboration with Repair the World (for Teens) 

Food Justice is Youth-Led with Teens for Food Justice

  Food Justice is Technological Justice with Hunger Free America Food Justice is Land Justice with F.A.R.M.S.
4:30 PM

In Partnership with the Presidential Inaugural Committee

National Phone Bank to Increase Food Access

 5:00 PM

Food Justice is Housing Justice with Upper Valley Haven

Food Justice is Food Policy with MoCo, MD Hunger Solutions & HFA

Food Justice is Racial Justice with Repair the World

Conscious Volunteerism is Food Justice with Hollywood Food Coalition

Food Justice is Coalition Building with Hunger Free America

Food Justice is a Human Right with Martha's Kitchen 

  Food Justice is Racial & Gender Justice with The Black Feminist Project

Food Justice is Spirituality with Hunger Free America

–  Volunteering for Groups  –  

Join us! For groups who are interested in participating in MLK Serve-A-Thon, please fill out the following survey: 

Click here to fill out the volunteer interest survey 

–  Non-Profit Partnerships  –  

We are seeking non-profit partners who wish to present at a workshop, and engage participants in a virtual volunteer opportunity of their choice.  

If you are interested in co-hosting a workshop, contact us at 

–  Corporate Sponsorship –  

For corporate groups interested in participating, please email 


Check out media coverage from the past MLK Serve-a-Thons:

New Yorkers Gather to Honor MLK

Volunteers Turn Out to Fight Hunger for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Clothing and Food Distributed in Morningside Heights Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How You Can Volunteer on MLK Jr. Day

Thank you to our Social Justice Workshop Sponsors!


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Recognizing our Serve-a-Thon Support Sponsors!
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A big thank you to our Community Service Champions!
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