With less than 48 hours to go before his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden spent MLK Day of Service volunteering in Philadelphia.
Biden and his wife, future First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, volunteered at Philabundance, the largest hunger relief organization in Philadelphia, on Monday. More than 150 food boxes were packaged at the event, according to a transition aide.
Also on Monday, Vice-President elect Sen. Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff volunteered at Martha’s Table in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. where they helped pack food to be delivered, according to The Hill.
“Today in America, one in six families is describing their household as being hungry. Today in America, one in five is describing an inability to pay rent, one in three is describing an inability to pay their bills. So, we are here today as part of what we collectively all of us who are volunteering see as our responsibility as part of Dr. King’s legacy. And we’re here to renew the commitment that we have to service, and to serve others especially those in need,” Harris told reporters.