MLK Day of Service & Caring

Posted on: Jan 13, 2020

Carversville United Church of Christ has observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off” in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

We honor this day by preparing hundreds of meals to help the wonderful community organization Caring for Friends (formerly Aid for Friends). This organization’s mission is to alleviate the hunger and loneliness of our senior neighbors and others in the Philadelphia area who are isolated, homebound, or disabled.

Our volunteers cook food, prepare the portioned meals and deliver them to community Caring for Friends sites for distribution. You don’t have to be a member of our little church to help! We seek volunteers from throughout our community, every hand is a helping hand.

How to Volunteer

  • Baking a casserole (or two), a meatloaf, or any other food that is easy to pack and freeze! (No soups, please.)
  • Ideally, we can use more than a dozen helping hands at our village church on the day of service to help prepare between 400 and 500 meals.

Day of Activity Schedule

  • We will begin assembling meals on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Carversville United Church of Christ, 3736 Aquetong Road, Carversville, PA 18913.
  • Food may be dropped off at the church as early as 8:30 a.m. and NO LATER than 10am on the 20th.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us by phone at 215-297-5166 (office hours are Tuesday & Friday, 8:30am to 3:30pm), email us at or message us on Facebook @carversvilleucc

Thanks for lending a helping hand, we are grateful for your big heart!

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