Leave a #LegacyOfService

A mural of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, created at a 2019 Service Project

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service is a day we salute those who fought, and continue to fight, for equality and justice both in and out of uniform. We continue to serve because there is still work to be done, and veterans are uniquely suited to affect positive change. 

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to millions of families—food insecurity and financial hardship among them—and it is estimated that nearly one in six Americans will struggle with food insecurity as a result.

Because our veteran volunteers serve where the need is greatest, this year, we’re leading a collective effort that empowers veterans to serve in new ways and helps families recover from the pandemic.

During the month of January, service platoons across the country will organize virtual and in-person service events that exemplify the values Dr. King championed, honor his legacy and tackle the challenges our communities are facing like never before.

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Serve With Us

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a variety of ways to serve with us this Martin Luther King Jr. National Day Of Service. Our projects this year may look a little different – but our intention to mobilize veterans in service to their communities nationwide remains. You may choose to join us for an in-person project in your city, or click below to view options for individual and small group activities you can participate in from the comfort of your own home. Please join us in whatever capacity you feel safest and, together, we’ll leave a legacy of service.




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Take Action from Home

Donate food, clothing, or money

Support local organizations in your community by donating food, clothing, or money to support their efforts.


Serve at an event to fight food insecurity

No TMC event in your area? Look up your local food pantry or farm and find a place to volunteer.


Build something for a local organization

Support a local organization by building a TMC approved Little Free Pantry, sanitizer stand, or plexi-glass shield.


I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2020 MLK National Day of Service Highlights

See our #LegacyofService through photos

2020 MLK National Day of Service Highlights

See our #LegacyofService through photos


MLK National Day of Service Impact

All/National Days of Service MLK Day of Service: Our Impact in 2019
All/National Days of Service/Service Platoons See How We Put MLK’s #LegacyofService in Action National