Packing lunches for Connections was a family affair. Staff from Unity Preschool dropped off the lunches at Connections; packing lunches on Martin Luther King Day is a tradition at the school. Submitted photo

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For the past three years, Unity Nursery School has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by having a day of service for the students and their families. “We would gather together and make lunches as a community for Connections for the Homeless,” said Director Daryl Johnson. This year, the families packed lunches and delivered the meals to the school after a morning Zoom call.

As children packed the lunches they listed to Ms. Johnson read “What Can A Citizen Do” by Dave Eggers. The 4s-turning-5 class watched a video with Lupita Nyong’o reading her book “Sulwe,” and the 3s-turning-4 class read “The Big Umbrella” by Amy June Bates and Juniper Bates.