Volunteers observe MLK Day with day of service

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Elementary school students put in hours of work for a day of service at Harvesters on Monday. The community food bank has been taking part in the day of service since 2009.

This year, more than 600 volunteers are helping out.

Starting at 9 a.m. Monday morning and working to 4 p.m., workers helped sort and pack donated food. When finished, volunteers move into the Hunger Awareness Center, to complete a service learning project, focusing on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy.

"They come here, they volunteer for 90 minutes, and then they go and do an activity where they bring in the legacy of Dr. King and talk about... dreams for changes in society, making it a better place, and what their individual dreams are.," Sarah Biles with Harvesters explained.

Check out a full list of MLK Day events around the metro area.