President-elect Joe Biden announced that he and incoming first lady Jill Biden will pack boxes at a food bank in South Philadelphia for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Service is a fitting way to start to heal, unite, and rebuild this country we love.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 17, 2021
“Serving is a fitting way to start to heal, unite, and rebuild this country we love,” Biden said in a video posted on Twitter. (RELATED: REPORT: Food Bank See Unprecedented Demand During Pandemic)
The Biden team is offering a number of different ways for people to volunteer through its website, according to the video.
“President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris are empathetic leaders who know the crisis millions of American families are facing. And like Dr. King, they know that we must have a shared commitment — in word and in deed — to bring the nation together in service to others,” Biden inaugural committee CEO Tony Allen said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband will reportedly spend part of the day volunteering in Washington, D.C as well, according to the Post.