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MLK Day Celebration Food Drive

January 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr., theMcKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project.Between December 12th, 2022, and January 16th, 2023, youcan donate food to the JAMA Food Pantry by bringing your donations to theMcKinney Center.

As we remember Dr. King, we remember his call toservice, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doingfor others?’” The McKinney Center is inviting the Jonesborough community tojoin in celebrating the service of Dr. King by participating in a food drive tosupport the JAMA (Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association) Food Pantry. TheJAMA Food Pantry serves residents holding a Jonesborough, Telford, or Limestoneaddresses. In particular, the Food Pantry needs:


Brownie or Cake Mix

Cereal, Crackers

Mac & Cheese

Pancake Mix

Skillet Dinners



Baked Beans

Canned Pasta

Jelly, Peanut Butter

Canned chicken


To donate food items please drop off any items at theMcKinney Center until January 16th, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5pm. Please help us to feed our community. According to the USDA, “Food supplychain issues and rising food costs have strained individuals and familiesacross the country, highlighting the importance of a strong and resilientemergency food system, which includes organizations such as food banks, soupkitchens, food pantries, and more.” With the need now more than ever for foodsupport, the McKinney Center sees this as an important way to serve thecommunity.

For more information about this event, please contactMcKinney Center’s Community Program Specialist Skye McFarland at skyem@jonesboroughtn.org or call423-753-0562. 


January 13, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm