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Biden volunteers at food bank to mark Martin Luther King day

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (January 18) volunteered at a food bank to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK), a national holiday honouring the civil rights leader assassinated in 1968.

Biden appeared at the Philabundance food bank in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he helped pack canned food into boxes.

MLK day is the only U.S. federal holiday designated as a national day of service, according to Americorps. The occasion encourages Americans to volunteer to help their communities.

Biden’s transition team said he will also be meeting with his transition advisors on Monday.

Monday also marks the start of inauguration week as the U.S. Capitol continues a tight security lockdown ahead of Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday (January 20) and following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

(Production: Mana Rabiee)

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