Each January, we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday to commemorate his life and his work toward the American civil rights movement.
According to the King Holiday and Service Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day encourages people to “reflect on the principles of racial equality and nonviolent social change espoused by Dr. King.”
Cushman & Wakefield’s BUILD (Blacks United In Leadership & Development) Employee Resource Group (ERG) again committed to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a focus on food insecurity. In 2021, nearly 20% of Black Americans experienced food insecurity and consistently faced hunger at higher rates due to social, economic, and environmental challenges. We are honored to continue Dr. King’s unfinished legacy by sharing one of the ways we’re making an impact.
“MLK Day is a meaningful opportunity to give back to the community in which others live or work. It is also a day to continue learning about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings. I am passionate about the day of service and volunteer with organizations like Tarrant Area Food Bank to help fight hunger and feed hope!”
– Juan Gomez, Senior HR Director Southwest
The Tarrant Area Food Bank, founded in 1982 by Fort Worth, TX, residents concerned about hunger in the community, is the primary source of food donated to hunger-relief organizations in Tarrant and serves over 1,000,000 meals per week in 12 surrounding counties.