Salt Lake Mayor Biskupski encourages service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 14:58:48-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Newly elected Mayor Jackie Biskupski is teaming up with some teen volunteers for a day of service on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The mayor said she is working to show what just a few hours of service means to those living in need.

She said Dr. King was a shining example of serving his community.

Along with Utah's Youth City teen volunteers and Wells Fargo volunteers, she packed dozens of boxes with non-perishable items for seniors and disabled community members.

The Utah Food Bank said 3,000 of these boxes are delivered every month.

Biskupski said these volunteers are helping to build leadership in our community and that is just one of Dr. King's messages.

She said she believes setting an example by volunteering her time with her family will teach these students the skills and confidence they need to be our future community leaders.

“It's not just one day, you know; we need to understand we are here to honor Martin Luther King Jr.,” Mayor Biskupski said. “But when we walk away from today's experience, we want to take with us the potential of many opportunities to serve our community this year.”

The Utah Food Bank needs all the volunteers help year-round.

In 2015 alone, volunteers gave 86,000 hours of their time and 37 million pounds of food was given out.

Click here to find out how you can help the Utah Food Bank.