Volunteers pack food for students, veterans during MLK event in Glen Ellyn

  • Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.comGlen Crest sixth-graders Kyla Roose, left, of Wheaton, and Savanna Calabrese of Lombard fill backpacks with food items Saturday during the United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago MLK Day of Service event in Glen Ellyn.

    Joe Lewnard/jlewnard@dailyherald.comGlen Crest sixth-graders Kyla Roose, left, of Wheaton, and Savanna Calabrese of Lombard fill backpacks with food items Saturday during the United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago MLK Day of Service event in Glen Ellyn.

  • Kevin Bouchard of Lombard tapes food boxes during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event Saturday at Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn.

      Kevin Bouchard of Lombard tapes food boxes during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event Saturday at Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Glen Crest Middle School student Kate Zima, 12, stacks apple sauce containers during the United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago's MLK Day of Service event Saturday.

      Glen Crest Middle School student Kate Zima, 12, stacks apple sauce containers during the United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago's MLK Day of Service event Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Volunteers gathered in Glen Ellyn to fill boxes with food items Saturday during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, organized by United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago.

      Volunteers gathered in Glen Ellyn to fill boxes with food items Saturday during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, organized by United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/21/2020 6:26 AM

Students helped packed hundreds of boxes and backpacks Saturday with food that will be delivered to homeless veterans and students in need.

Organized by the United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago, the volunteer event in Glen Ellyn celebrated the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and reflected on his dream for equality and civil rights for all people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

With help from Glen Crest Middle School in Glen Ellyn and Lincoln Middle School in Berwyn, volunteers gathered to fill 350 "weekend backpacks" for students experiencing food insecurity at home. The meals will be distributed by social work teams at area school districts to ensure student privacy.

Additionally, 250 nutritious "breakfast bags" were packed and are expected to be delivered to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and other related organizations.

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