ECU students volunteer on MLK Day

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Hundreds of ECU students paid tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering Monday.

More than 200 ECU students fanned out across Greenville and Winterville to ten different community organizations.

One of the locations was Peace Presbyterian Church in Winterville where students and church members packaged up meals for the international aid organization, Stop Hunger Now.

Students, like Matthew Kirk, say they thought it was a great way to honor Dr. King's legacy. Kirk says, "I would say that what we're doing here today as far as feeding people all over the world who don't have maybe enough food, I think going along with MLK and try to make his dream a reality. I definitely think we're doing that."

The students helped to prepare more than 18,500 meals that will be shipped all over the world as needed.