MLK Jr. Day of Service

Image of piled up cans with a quote, "The time is always right to do what is right" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

13th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service Food Drive

MLK Day Campus Challenge - '20 for 21'

Saturday, January 16th and Sunday, January 17th, 2021

Civic Engagement in the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership is seeking 20 organizations, campus offices, groups of friends, student groups, alumni, family & friends to commit to collect 21 food or hygiene items to donate to the Brown Bag Food Project as part of their annual Martin Luther King Day of Service Food Drive Jan. 16 & 17, 2021.  Be part of the "20 for 21" effort!

The Brown Bag team has been coordinating the MLK food drive, which started in 2009, for a number of years.  In the past, volunteers, coordinated by Civic Engagement in the Marvin Center for Student Leadership assisted in mobilizing Bowling Green State University students, faculty and staff, to canvass neighborhoods throughout the city to collect food and hygiene items. Because of COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, that is not possible this year. But you can still be part of this effort by participating in the BGSU’s MLK Day Campus Challenge – ‘20 for 21’

If you are taking classes online or working from home you can still participate in the Challenge by collecting 21 items and donating them to an agency in your home community.   

Thank you for making the MLK Day Campus Challenge '20  for 21' a huge success!

Over 95 groups helped to support the Brown Bag Food Project with 2,602 donations. For more information on how to further support the Brown Bag Food Project mission visit their website here.

Share your ’20 for 21”

Remember to take a picture of your “20 for 21” activities and post it to your social media accounts and tag Civic Engagement in the Marvin Center for Student Leadership and the Brown Bag Food Project on Facebook and Instagram.  If you are donating to an organization in your home community, tag that organization in your post as well so we can see where Falcons are having an impact!

Participating Groups

Updated January 20, 2021 - What an amazing response.   

  • 407 Founders Alumni and Friends
  • Academic Affairs/Student Affairs
  • Academic and Career Counseling - Firelands College
  • AcousChicks A Cappella
  • Adkins Family Giving Hands
  • Administrative Staff Council
  • Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 620
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • Alumni Laureate Scholars
  • American Marketing Association
  • Aubreyonna Van Hoose
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • BGSU American Society for Microbiology
  • BGSU Athletics, Recreation and Wellness
  • BGSU Cheerleading
  • BGSU Classified Staff
  • BGSU College Republicans
  • BGSU Composition Area
  • BGSU Cross Country, Track, and Field
  • BGSU Gymnastics
  • BGSU Hillel
  • BGSU Men’s Golf
  • BGSU Men's Basketball
  • BGSU Nontraditional and Military Services
  • BGSU Pre-Professional Office
  • BGSU Saxophone Club
  • BGSU Softball
  • BGSU Women's Club Rugby
  • BGSU Women's Golf
  • BGSU Women's Soccer
  • BGSU Womens Swimming and Diving
  • Brian and Brittany Roy
  • Campus Sustainability
  • Center for Food and Culture
  • Club Gymnastics
  • College of Education and Human Development Dean's Executive Council
  • Counseling Program
  • Criminal Justice Learning Community
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Delta Zeta
  • Democratic Socialists of America at BGSU
  • Department of English
  • Department of Public and Allied Health
  • Division of Diversity and Belonging
  • Drs. Sears & Wilfong
  • Eberly & Friends
  • FIJI
  • FORGE- Feminist Organization Rallying For Gender Equity
  • Gabriel Matney
  • Graduate College
  • Graduate Women's Caucus
  • International Programs and Partnership
  • Konnie Nicholson-George
  • Library Teaching and Learning Department
  • Manville Madness
  • Marine Biology Association
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Social Action Committee)
  • MDIA 1030
  • Misty Tidd
  • Multicultural Affairs
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • Music Technology 2 & 4 Student Community - (CMA-Lillios)
  • National Organiztion of Minority Architecture Students
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Natural & Health Sciences Residential Community
  • Office of Admissions
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of the Dean of Students
  • Physical Education Health Education Department
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • PLA 2018 Cohort
  • President's Leadership Academy
  • Queens of Color
  • Resident Student Association
  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Bowling Green
  • Rickett's Family
  • Schmidhorst College of Business Student Ambassadors
  • School of Earth, Environment and Society
  • Sociology Undergraduate Student Association (SUSA)
  • Student Legal Services
  • Student Veterans of America
  • Tau Beta Sigma - Alpha Xi
  • The Bard's Coffee Perrysburg
  • The National Council of Negro Women, Inc.
  • Thompson Scholarship Program
  • University Advancement
  • Women in Business Leadership
  • World Language Educators Organization