Dining Services offers food for MLK Day volunteers

This year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day food was fully catered by campus Dining Services for all to eat.

Dining Services is the only sponsor for MLK Day for food this year because its funding was lost for the food, said Mike Paulus, director of Dining Services.

When Paulus received a phone call for more food than this past year, he was shocked at the number increase of volunteers.

“There were 500 volunteers last year and 800 this year, so it was important for us to step up and help,” Paulus said.

This past year, Dining Services was a primary partner. There were other organizations helping out, such as United Way.

Paulus and the Dining Services team prepared lunches to go for volunteers. They had a variety of food and drinks for volunteers to choose from.

“We [were] more than excited and ready to help out and provide everyone with lunches and snacks,” Paulus said. “It was a great way to help out such a huge event, so we were more than happy to.”

The Classified Staff Council packed more than 800 lunches Monday morning.