U.S. Hunger’s MLK Million Meal Pack: A Triumph of Unity, Impact, and Community Collaboration

U.S. Hunger proudly announces the success of the inaugural MLK Day of Service Million Meal Pack

Million Meal Goal

U.S. Hunger, in collaboration with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's MLK Commission and Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' MLK Initiative, proudly announces the success of the inaugural MLK Day of Service Million Meal Pack. This monumental event, held at the Orange County Convention Center, not only achieved its goal of packing one million meals but also underscored the power of collaboration, community spirit, and the vital role of our dedicated sponsors.

Our heartfelt thanks go to our corporate neighbors, who played a pivotal role in making this event a reality:


●   The Kroger Co. Foundation


● Clear Channel Outdoor


  • Orlando Health
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • BKS Partners
  • Sodexo Live!
  • Orange County Convention Center


  • K. Mills Construction, LLC
  • Prime Construction Group
  • MedHealth Solutions
  • O-Town Provisions 
  • The Whitted Historic Community
  • VyStar Credit Union
  • Paul Knopf Bigger
  • Young Lives Orlando
  • Centerline, Inc.
  • DUOS
  • Orlando Mayor's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
  • Fairwinds Credit Union
  • Smart City
  • Gibbs & Register, Inc.

Together, we united diverse voices and resources to create an event that not only honors Dr. King's legacy but actively contributes to the well-being of our community. Over 3,000 Central Florida volunteers joined us for the inaugural event. For a glimpse of the fun, check out the press conference:  https://rb.gy/m495fh.

Rick Whitted, CEO of U.S. Hunger, expressed his gratitude and excitement, saying, "The success of the MLK Million Meal Pack goes beyond the packed meals; it's a testament to the strength of our community and the impact we can achieve when we unite for a common purpose. We're incredibly grateful for the support of our sponsors and the dedication of every volunteer who made this event a success."

“Congratulations to U.S. Hunger, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' MLK Initiative, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's MLK Commission and all of the sponsors and volunteers who came together to make this inaugural event a great success,” said Ben Hamilton, vice president of eCommerce supply chain and logistics for Kroger Fulfillment. Kroger is truly honored to have had the opportunity to further our purpose to Feed the Human Spirit through participation and support of this year’s event that will undoubtedly have an incredible impact on Florida communities in need.

Looking Ahead: As we celebrate this success, we're already looking forward to next year's event. Plans are underway to expand our impact, and we invite individuals and businesses to get involved by sponsoring. Learn more at mlk.ushunger.org.

U.S. Hunger is a 501(c)(3) that has activated more than 950,000 volunteers to distribute over 160 million meals across the globe. They address hunger by engaging volunteers, educating on the root causes of food insecurity, and creating access to nutritious meals for low-income families.

Learn more at http://www.ushunger.org.


Source: U.S. Hunger