The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr: What Does This Mean for Us Today?
Medford’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event is a community-wide gathering designed to inspire, educate and encourage action – so that we might make real Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s call to Beloved Community.
10:30 am Gathering and Community Building
11:00 am Program Begins Including
Mayor’s Welcome, MHS Student Essays and
11:45 am Lunch – Compliments of Chicken and Rice Guys
12:15 pm Keynote – Terry Carter (author and poet)
12:45 pm Community Conversations
01:30 pm Program Ends
Music by Richard Lawrence and friends
Volunteers provided by the Boy Scouts and CCSR
Sponsored by Mystic Valley NAACP, Medford Human Rights Commission, Medford Office of Diversity, Medford Interfaith Clergy Association and MHS Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Hosted by St. Raphael’s Parish
Lunch provided by Chicken and Rice Guys
For the past three years, Sanctuary UCC and the Medford MicroPantry Mission has partnered with Tufts University, Medford Faith Communities, Medford residents, and The Outreach Program (www.outreachprogram.org) to purchase and pack 35,000 protein enriched, low cost, shelf stable, non-perishable meals. These have been distributed throughout Medford’s churches, food pantries, and micro pantries. The cost of these healthy meals is $.30 per serving. Due to the generosity of other organizations, we have been able to distribute an additional 10,000 servings during the pandemic through the nine Medford MicroPantries, Community Cupboard Food Pantry, and Bread of Life.
Since the pandemic began, the Medford Micropantry Mission has received additional emergency grants from Tufts Community Outreach, Medford’s Melville Trust, Medford Community Coalition, and Medford High Girls Softball Team; as well as countless individual donations which will allow us to pack and distribute another 15,000 shelf stable meals and expand the Micro Pantry Mission to install more micro pantries.
You are invited to join us for an immediate opportunity pack these 15,000 meals at the Pembroke warehouse of the Outreach Program wherein masked individuals and family groups (of up to 4 people) will be set up to be physically distanced from anyone they did not arrive with. You will pack meals for a three hour shift and bring back the cases to Sanctuary UCC, Medford where they will be stored and distributed as needed through these same networks.
Please go to igfn.us/form/k6xEQQ to sign up to pack meals on July 18 and donate as you are able.
Don’t want to pack but want to help? Please go to sanctuaryucc.org/care/micro-food-pantry/ to sign up to help fill one of the nine Medford Micro Pantries or to donate to the Micro Pantry Mission!
Contact: Bailey Henderson, firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Mike Oliver, 617-605-7325