Today, as we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., we’re once again inspired by his unwavering commitment to service. Dr. King knew that the fight for justice and equality was connected to our collective service to those in need. Today, as we take time with our community and nation to reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, we also heed his call to action. At Philabundance, we see today as a day on, not off—an opportunity to ask ourselves what we’re doing for others and take action to create a more just and equitable world.

Nowhere do we see Dr. King’s legacy more clearly embodied than in our volunteers. The time and effort they spend working to address and combat hunger throughout our region serves as an inspiring response to Dr. King’s question: “What are you doing for others?”

At Philabundance, volunteerism fuels our work. Our volunteers are on the frontlines, dedicating tens of thousands of hours to fighting food insecurity in communities throughout our nine- county service areas. Every day, they sort and pack donations, prepare meals in our community kitchens, and help distribute food with our agency partners. Volunteers save Philabundance more than $600,000 a year in labor costs, allowing us to invest more into our communities by providing healthy and culturally appropriate food to a growing number of families in need.

Joining the volunteer effort at Philabundance is a powerful way to honor Dr. King’s legacy of service. When you volunteer, you ensure that we can provide reliable support to people in need of food assistance today, and champion our work to end hunger for good.

Today, in the spirit of Dr. King’s dedication to volunteerism and service, we invite you to renew your commitment to showing up for those in need. If you’d like to find out more about volunteering with Philabundance, visit