Throughout Martin Luther King Jr. Week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, there are various ways to engage in service opportunities. The MLK Week of Service is a way to transform MLK’s life and teachings into community service that helps solve social problems.

This year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is partnering with Food Bank of Lincoln assemble Hunger-Relief Kits for the community.

The Food Bank of Lincoln is a proud member of Feeding America. Since their founding in 1982, they have been focused on their mission to alleviate hunger in Southeast Nebraska. From sun up to sun down (and even longer), their dedicated team and partner agencies work together to put food on the tables of those in need, right here in Nebraska.

Volunteer on Campus

Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to assemble 1,000 to 2,000 rice meals that will be distributed during a Food Bank of Lincoln mobile food pantry. There are 20 slots open every 30min for people to stop by and help. 

  • January 19 | Nebraska Union, Ballroom | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • January 20 | Nebraska East Union, Great Plains Room | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sign Up to volunteer on campus

Volunteer off Campus

Students, staff and faculty can sign up to volunteer at the Lincoln Food Bank to assemble and distribute food packages for local community members on January 21.

Sign Up to volunteer off campus

Donation Drive

Huskers can donate food items, specifically rice and beans, by stopping by a table located on the second floor of Nebraska Union outside the Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement office (200 NU) on January 18 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Contact us with questions

mlkweek@unl.edu