Biden’s family volunteers Philabundance
Nothing exemplifies for us the difference between the incoming and outgoing occupants of the White House in Washington DC that their respective activities on MLK Day this week! It’s all in the packing!
The Bidens, led by President Joe, marked National Day of Service in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by spending 45 minutes volunteering at Philabundance here in Philadelphia.
From the big stacks of cartons delivered to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue last week, the Trump family was packing their belongs for the move to their new home in Florida.
President Biden, his wife and now First Lady Dr. Jill, daughter Ashley Biden, and Granddaughter Finnegan worked at a conveyer belt assembling meals at Philabundance here in Philadelphia to publicize National Day of Service in honor of Dr. King. President Joe dropped in cans of vegetables, and Dr. Jill added bags of rice. The meals were on their way to the food pantries of member agencies around the city to relieve hunger.*
A gesture by the Bidens? Certainly! He was busy preparing for the confirmation hearings of his new governing team by the Senate and discussing final details of the urgent COVID19 recovery and vaccine plans to set before Congress on “Day One.”
But what a great way to celebrate the memory of Dr. King by serving those who need help. Dr. King was killed while helping promote the cause of underpaid black sanitation workers in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
And the Bidens were doing it as a family… which sends another important message.
(The information on the Biden family was taken from the article by Michael D. Shear in The New York Times Jan. 19. 2021; editorial comment by Ted Behr)
* For food locations around the city, visit www.philabundance.org/find-food/food-map/