In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Alpha Alpha Sigma Omega (AASO) chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is thrilled to announce its upcoming MLK Day of Service Food Drive. The drop-off event is scheduled for Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Brandywine Fire Station, located at 14201 Brandywine Rd, Brandywine, MD 20613.
According to the USDA, 1 in every 5 children is unsure where to get their next meal. Hunger can affect children’s health, development, and well-being including poor academic performance, increased health problems and developmental differences.
The MLK Day of Service Food Drive will benefit Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Childhood Hunger Initiative Power Pack (CHIPPTM) program by supporting students at Baden and Mattaponi Elementary Schools in Maryland. AASO is seeking donations of breakfast bars, oatmeal packs, Cup Noodles, macaroni and cheese cups, chips and juice boxes.
The CHIPPTM program is designed to offer a supply of weekend meals and snacks free of charge. Each Friday, children enrolled in the program receive an eco-friendly bag filled with two breakfast, two lunch, and two snack items for their weekend meals.
“The MLK Day of Service Food Drive embodies the true spirit of community and compassion that Dr. King championed,” Andrea Sims-Parson, chapter president of Alpha Alpha Sigma Omega, said. “We are honored to be a part of this meaningful initiative and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of these children.”
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, an international service organization, was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-educated women. As a branch of an international sisterhood, Alpha Alpha Sigma Omega is dedicated to delivering impactful and engaging community service projects and programs that uplift and support our communities, aligned with the overarching mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha to provide “Service to All Mankind.”
AASO is calling on all community members, local businesses, and organizations to donate to this noble cause and ensure that every child in need has access to food.
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