McGinn: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 to honor MLK


On Jan. 15, 2024, American Legion Auxiliary members will join hundreds of thousands of Americans in making the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday “a day on, not a day off” by serving in his honor. King used his influence as a civil rights leader to leave a great legacy of community service, and members of the ALA are proud to be a part of that special day.

This year’s event will be in support of the Wilmington VA Medical Center’s food pantry, which provides essential support to veterans who are facing food insecurity.

Through generous donations and community support, the pantry is able to provide groceries to those in need. Three to four days of nonperishable food is placed in reusable bags for distribution.

To receive items, veterans must be enrolled in the Veterans Affairs Health Care system and identified by their social work team or dietitians. Dietitians work with the veterans and take into consideration nutritional needs. All volunteers are welcome to help pack 200 reusable grocery bags starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. Among the volunteers this year will be American Legion Auxiliary national president Lisa Williamson from Alaska.

Donations of food items and money are appreciated and can be dropped off at the post or mailed to the Auxiliary at the address above. A list of items needed can be found on under “Wilmington VA Food Pantry Wishlist.” Your donation can make a significant impact on the lives of veterans in Delaware.

Beth McGinn


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