PULLMAN, Wash. — Canned and non-perishable food items will be collected
during the second annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Food Drive, set
for Monday, Jan. 17, at Safeway in Pullman.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services at Washington
State University, the drive will be held from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., said Herb Delaney,
MSS community relations assistant director.
The food drive will be held on the national, state and WSU holiday honoring
the Rev. King. Food from the drive goes to the Pullman Food Bank.
“Last year’s drive was a great success,” said Delaney. “We anticipate an even
better response this time. Our goal with this drive is to keep Dr. King’s vision
alive by being active on this holiday to help better our community.”
Those interested in volunteering to work at the food drive location may
telephone Delaney at 509/335-5711.
Dorothy Cotton, a King colleague, will deliver the keynote address Jan. 18
during WSU’s annual program celebrating the life of the late civil rights leader.
Her public address will be during a 7 p.m. program in WSU’s Beasley
Performing Arts Coliseum.
Cotton also will join students, faculty, staff and community members in the
university’s traditional campus Unity March. Marchers will gather in front of
Holland Library at 5:45 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m., they will walk down Terrell
Mall, take a left on Stadium Way and stop at the fire pit at Flag Lane for a rally
before continuing on to the coliseum. Program officials encourage marchers to
make signs and banners supporting and promoting peace, social justice and
equality to carry during the march.