Kaiser Permanente Orange County volunteers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Day of Community Service

More than 140 Kaiser Permanente Orange County physicians, employees and their families will come together on Saturday, January 25 with Bracken’s Kitchen to honor the legacy of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is Kaiser Permanente’s 15th annual MLK Day of Service, offering opportunities to support communities and pay tribute to Dr. King’s message of service to others.

“The best way to honor Dr. King is through service and volunteering in our communities,” said Mark Costa, senior vice president and area manager, Kaiser Permanente Orange County. “In this time of economic challenge, Dr. King’s vision of service is more critical than ever. The MLK Day of Service shines a spotlight on service as a powerful way for us to work together, meet the needs of the communities we serve, and advance Dr. King’s dream of opportunity for all.”

Kaiser Permanente staff will volunteer in three shifts, all in one day, to get the full picture of farm to table, and food insecurity in Orange County. The morning shift will start with harvesting fruits and vegetables at a partner of Bracken’s Kitchen, The Giving Farm at Westminster High School. The afternoon shift will then help clean and prepare the harvested food along with recovered food from its various partners. Finally, the late afternoon shift will meet at the WISEPlace women’s homeless shelter in Santa Ana to help with some cleaning and then serve residents with food prepared and cooked by Kaiser Permanente staff and brought over on Betsy, Bracken’s food truck.

This article was released by Kaiser Permanente Orange County.