The Power of Volunteerism
From our work sites to our neighborhoods, SK Food Group is a firm believer in the power of volunteerism to build strong and resilient communities.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is an important day for our company. Every January, MLK Day is a call to action for us to come together with our neighbors to help build the kind of communities Dr. King envisioned – ones free of poverty and hunger.
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
The cycle of food insecurity can happen to anyone. If an Associate is experiencing food insecurity, our Missing Meals program provides resources through their plant leader, taking care of this basic need with dignity and respect.
All our plant leaders are also actively involved at their local food bank. This not only supports our communities through product donations, but also helps us understand the challenges our communities face. One of the food banks we work with is the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Their 650 partner agencies serve about half a million people a year, which averages out to 155,000 meals a day across 20 counties.
This MLK Day, we recommit ourselves to breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger in our communities. For us, this means providing food and hands-on help to enable food security for households with children.
On January 16th, we encourage everyone at SK Food Group to find a way to pitch in. See you out there!