Obamas and Other Community Members Serve with FoodCorps to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

AmeriCorps members serve their country every day, but MLK Day is set aside each year as a particularly special day of service. This year FoodCorps service members were joined by thousands of volunteers in diverse projects around the country, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Washington, D.C., two very recognizable volunteers, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, joined our service member Natalie Harris in planting a school garden for Leckie Elementary! “Spinach is outstanding,” said the President. “That’s how you stay healthy.”

In Ottumwa, Iowa, students helped Regan O’Hanlon prepare bags of five-bean soup for the local food pantry. And in Oxford, Mississippi, service members showed kids and families at the Boys & Girls Club how to prepare sweet potatoes in a way that is both delicious and healthy. Watch video of the President serving and see other ways our members served below.