First Family Helps Others

With a picture of the famed civil rights leader looking on, President Obama and his family handserved meals at a soup kitchen in Washington D.C.   The First Family honored the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by spending a hour this holiday helping others.   Daughters, Malia and Sasha, handed out sweetners as their mom, Michelle Obama, poured hot beverages.  The President worked the room, greeting men, women and children as they entered the dining hall.  With a  handshake and a "godbless," the President gave each a plate with chicken, vegetables, rolls and potato salad.

Earlier this month, the organization "So Others Might Eat," served it's 10 millionth meal.   Click here to see more about the organization "S.O.M.E."

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President Obama encouraged Americans to reach out to others and aid their community by performing acts of service today and throughout the year.  Members of the Cabinet met the President's challenge by helping to prepare and serve meals, as well as cleaning park sites and other community projects.  For more on the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service click here.