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Obama celebrates MLK holiday, visits soup kitchen

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Monday, Jan. 20, 2014: President Obama and his daughter Sasha, right, make burritos at DC Central Kitchen as part of a service project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (AP)

President Obama is honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals.

Obama took his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha to DC Central Kitchen, which is a few minutes away from the White House by presidential motorcade.

They joined an assembly line that was churning out burritos. Asked what the burritos were being stuffed with, Obama said it looked like lamb. It actually was beef in a sauce, along with unidentified vegetables and cheese.

Obama said he came to help the facility mark its 25th anniversary on Monday.

DC Central Kitchen prepares thousands of meals every day for distribution to local shelters.