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UPDATED: ULM MLK Day of Service rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 20

Published January 11, 2024

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UPDATE: Due to the inclement winter weather on Monday, January 15, the 2024 MLK Day of has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 20. Please see below for details. 


MONROE, LA – The University of Louisiana Monroe’s annual MLK Day of Service, presented by the ULM Office of Global and Multicultural Affairs, has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 20 due to the inclement winter weather that occurred on Monday, January 15.  Members of the community are invited to join ULM faculty, staff, and students, in assisting the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank by sorting donated food items. 

The 2024 MLK Day of Service at ULM will take place in The Terrace on the 7th Floor of the ULM Library. The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. A brief program will be held at 9:00 a.m. and participants will begin sorting the donated food items at 9:30 a.m. 

This year, participants will assist the Northeast Louisiana Food Bank. ULM has been accepting donations of non-perishable food items. Donations can be brought to the Terrace on Saturday, Jan. 20. A list of most needed items can be found below. 

To sign up to participate, please visit bit.ly/ulm-mlk-2024 

“MLK Day of Service has been a day for years that the ULM family and community come together and invest in our community,” said Gina White, Director of Global and Multicultural Affairs. “It is always our hope that our efforts on this day create an awareness of the resources available in our community. It is through service that we increase the value of our community,” added White.  

According to Americorps, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities. 


The Food Bank of NELA Most Needed Items: 

  • Peanut butter (plastic jars only) 
  • Beans (dry or canned) 
  • Canned meats/seafood (tuna, salmon, chicken, ham) 
  • Meals in a box/can (chili, mac & cheese, stew) 
  • Rice and pasta (box or bag) 
  • Boxed cereal 
  • Canned fruits and vegetables 
  • Canned soups 
  • Pop-top food items (Spaghetti-o's, soups) 

Other needed items include paper products (bathroom tissue, paper towels) and personal care items (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap, feminine hygiene items). Please, no glass containers.