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MLK Jr. Food Drive

January 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

To celebrate and remember Martin Luther King Jr., the McKinney Center invites the community to join them in a month-long service project. Between December 11th, 2022, and January 15th, 2023, you can donate food to the JAMA Food Pantry by bringing your donations to the McKinney Center.
As we remember Dr. King, we remember his call to service, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” The McKinney Center is inviting the Jonesborough community to join in celebrating the service of Dr. King by participating in a food drive to support the JAMA (Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association) Food Pantry. The JAMA Food Pantry serves residents holding a Jonesborough, Telford, or Limestone addresses. 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 at the McKinney Center, please drop off items through January 15th, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Please help us to feed our community. According to the USDA, “Food supply chain issues and rising food costs have strained individuals and families across the country, highlighting the importance of a strong and resilient emergency food system, which includes organizations such as food banks, soup kitchens, food pantries, and more.” With the need now more than ever for food support, the McKinney Center sees this as an important way to serve the community.
This year, you can also make donations to the Langston Centre, Carver Rec., and Good Samaritan. Donations given at the Langston Centre and Good Samaritan will go to the Good Samaritan. Any donations at Carver Rec. will be split between Good Samaritan and the Jonesborough JAMA Food Pantry.


January 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
103 Franklin Ave
Jonesborough, TN United States