LIVING! Host a food drive in honor of MLK Day at 5 Alexandria locations

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, LIVING! will partner with local religious communities to collect both food items and reusable bags from Friday January 14th to Monday January 17th at five sites in Alexandria.

The holiday is a national day of service in memory of the civil rights leader.

LIVING! said in a press release that they were “excited to join the citywide goal of encouraging the use of reusable bags to help keep our entire community fed, healthy and safe!”

People can donate personal sized items. (No loose items or glass containers will be accepted.) Items collected will be used to support residents in need during weekly and monthly food distribution events.

Collection locations, dates and times

1) Immanuel Church on the Hill – 3606 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA 22304

Friday, January 14 to Sunday, January 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2) First Christian Church – 2723 King St, Alexandria VA 22302

Friday 14 January 5-7 p.m.; Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January, 12-2 p.m.

3) St. Clement’s Episcopal Church – 1701 N Quaker Lane, Alexandria VA 22302

From Friday, January 14 to Sunday, January 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4) Good Shepherd Lutheran Church – 100 W Luray Ave Alexandria, VA 22301

Saturday January 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

5) Agudas Achim Congregation – 2908 Valley Dr, Alexandria, VA 22302

Monday January 17, 11am-3pm

Learn about accepted food donations and more by visiting

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