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Latter-day Saint Charities donates 40,000 pounds of food to families in Missouri

During the three-hour Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, a long line of cars moved from station to station where volunteers helped load trunks with supplies in Florissant, Missouri, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

For three hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 75 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with community volunteers and members of the National Guard, distributed 40,000 pounds of food, toiletries and personal protective equipment to more than 3,500 families in Florissant, Missouri.

“There could be no better way to honor the legacy and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. than to give to those in need,” Elder Jeremiah J. Morgan, an area leader for the church, said in a statement.

Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of the church, partnered with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc., to provide the food and materials to families in the St. Louis area. Vehicles formed a long line and moved from station to station where volunteers placed items in their trunks.

“To serve 3,500 families for our 27th large-scale distribution is something we take very seriously,” said Mike McMillan, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. “We’re blessed to be able to do so.”

Latter-day Saint Charities has supported relief and development projects in 195 countries and territories.

Read the full story at ChurchofJesusChrist.org.