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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Atlanta with Stop Hunger Now

MLK16.jpg.jpeg On January 20th, 80 FedEx employees gathered in a warehouse in South Atlanta to package 20,088 meals through Stop Hunger Now, a global humanitarian aid organization aimed at ending hunger worldwide. In just two short hours these employees filled, weighed, sealed, and boxed thousands of bags containing a nutrient-rich mixture of rice, soy, and vegetables.

For those who have never experienced a meal packaging event with Stop Hunger Now, it might come as a shock to hear that it is even possible to put together so many meals in so short a time...

"What are you doing for others?" - Volunteering and MLK Day

DSCN0108.JPG In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his dedication to community and service, I am here today with 35 volunteers at Food & Friends, Washington, D.C., preparing, packing and helping to delivery 3,000 meals. Foods & Friends, an organization based in Northeast DC provides specialized, nutritious meals, groceries and nutrition counseling to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses in the metro area.

Sustaining the Dream of Equality of Opportunity

mlkmemorial.jpg ...Diversity can be a source of strength for any society that embraces it. In my own experience, I’ve found that people from different backgrounds bring unique insights. They are far more likely to understand the broader implications of a policy or business decision because of an enhanced, or even a different, perspective.

As a result, they are able to generate more, often better and creative solutions to the problems we face as a business and as participants in our larger society...

FedEx Team Members Celebrate MLK Day

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In Washington DC, FedEx team members are honoring one of Dr. King’s famous statements: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?’”

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, DC-area team members are commemorating the values and principles of Dr. King by leading the meal preparation and assembly of thousands of meals to Food & Friends’ clients. The FedEx Special Delivery Truck is also on the road making deliveries...

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

Last Monday  we observed the holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The day is celebrated in many ways, from parades to volunteering to helping others, every year many make this day a day to work to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, and not simply taking a day off work. Here at FedEx we made the day a Day of Service by partnering with the Hands on Network to give back to communities in Chicago, Dallas, Memphis, Newark and Washington, DC.