ALEXANDRIA, VA – The anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is not only a day to remember but a day to help others. The federal government recognizes each Patriot Day as a national day of service.
In the Washington DC area, the nonprofit 9/11 Day is partnering with U.S. Hunger to feed the hungry by packing meals the Washington DC Meal Pack. This is just one of the 20 million good deeds that 9/11 Day wants to achieve. The deeds, according to a press release, are meant to “honor and remember 9/11 victims, first responders and others, as well as build unity and goodwill across our nation.”
Alexandrians can participate by driving to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW on Saturday, Sept. 11. Meals will be packed in two-hour shifts beginning at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Two Hundred Thousand meals are expected to be packed that day.
To register and view available time slots, click HERE.
Note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to participate. Masks must be warn at all times. Children over 12 can help but must register individually and provide proof of vaccination as well.