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Orange County MLK Initiative Announces Pre-Day of Service Event with Second Harvest of Central Florida

Mayor Demings' SealOrange County, Fla. – In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and his civic service to our country, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is hosting a “MLK Pre-Day of Service” Food Supply and Distribution Project.

Mayor Demings and volunteers will be assisting Second Harvest teams by putting together meals for children enrolled in a variety of Head Start programs in the community.

This partnership will provide Orange County residents with much needed food assistance. Many residents are still in need of basic resources such as nutritional food.  The project is being coordinated to support those in need and promote giving back to the community through service, one of Dr. King’s fundamental beliefs.

WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2021

Mayor Demings will participate as a volunteer at Second Harvest’s new production kitchen from 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Mayor Demings will also be available for interviews following the event.

WHAT: Orange County’s MLK Pre-Day of Service event to provide food assistance for Orange County residents.

WHERE: Second Harvest of Central Florida (Mercy Kitchen Facility)
3401 Mercy Star Court, Orlando, FL 32808

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, one of the nation’s largest convention centers and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners, including the Mayor, who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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