Waco, Tx — While many chose to sleep-in for the MLK Jr. holiday, dozens of Baylor University students chose to live up to the Dr.'s dream, by serving others.
Campus Kitchens partnered with the Hot Urban Garden Coalition to provide free, nutritious lunches to volunteers in the community. More than 75 students participated in sharing Dr. King's vision of service.
"To show a reflection of how he was a service leader for our country and how we can do the same, even in small ways of something simple like providing a boxed lunch," said Senior volunteer, Laurie Van Dyk.
These students prepared nearly 300 boxed lunches to give to volunteers in the community, recognizing them for their selflessness and generosity.
"It's good for us to give back to them. And, I think it encourages them to serve more," said Senior volunteer, Kylie Aspegren.
Fundraisers throughout the year help the students to purchase food from the on-campus meal provider, Aramark.
And, while this event is tied to the Campus Kitchen's MLK Day of Service, the organization emphasizes that everyday is a day of service for them.
"The Campus Kitchen Project at Baylor does a lot to serve others in the community, who otherwise wouldn't have a nutritious meal," said Project Coordinator, Mary Katherine Van Hook, of Community Engagement and Service at Baylor.
Once the boxes were all assembled, they were distributed to volunteers working six gardens around the Waco area.