NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - As most places will close down on Monday to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Newport News Police will be honoring Dr. King with a day of service.
The department will be hosting a MLK food drive to help those in need this season.
On Saturday, residents came out to help prepare for Monday's event by donating early at the Habitat for Humanity store, located at 371 Chatham Drive.
Officials say you can drop off food donations anytime.
"We try to have larger food drives on days of service like MLK day. We always have our food donation boxes out. If you ever have anything extra or feel like donating, you can drop it by the store."
If you're thinking of donating, officials say consider bringing powdered milk, spices, and seasonings as simple things go a long way and make a difference. Donations can also be made during the drive on Monday at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.