Utahns celebrate MLK Day through service

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) - Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski teamed up with volunteers to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 16th Annual MLK Day of Service takes place on the third Monday of every January to coincide with a national holiday to honor the late civil rights activist. This year, the day falls on Dr. King's actual birthday.

Approximately 100 volunteers participated with Mayor Biskupski. They helped sort and package food and deliver boxes to the Utah Food Bank and its clients.

Amongst the many things Dr. King spoke about was dedicating your life to service. It's something Mayor Biskupski takes to heart.

"Today, Martin Luther King Jr. [Day] -- this is his day, but it is our day. We celebrate it with him," said Biskupski.

"It is a day to give. To give of our time, give of our energy, give back to our community through service."

This is the third year Mayor Biskupski has teamed up with YouthCity to help at Utah Food Bank. YouthCity provides young people between the ages of nine and 18 opportunities to develop skills and confidence while serving their communities.

For a list of other MLK Day activities and ceremonies around the state click here.

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