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Fishers’ 2023 MLK Jr. Day celebration will offer residents several ways to give back to the community and celebrate the message of kindness from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a community-wide food drive and volunteer opportunities throughout the city.

Community-Wide Food Drive

With our local food pantries experiencing an increase in demand, and a decrease in supply, the City of Fishers is holding a community-wide food drive on Monday, January 16, 2023. Food donations will be collected with a Pack the Bus event at Fishers local parks and all three Fishers Kroger stores from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Donation needs include:

  • Canned or bagged beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats
  • Canned soup
  • Boxed pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Ranch dressing
  • Spaghetti sauce (canned or plastic jars)
  • Canned ravioli
  • Boxed breakfast cereal
  • Individual cups of Rice A Roni
  • Cereal or Nutri-Grain bars
  • Belivita bars
  • Pop Tarts
  • No glass bottles, please!

Donations will be collected at the following parks and Kroger stores:

  • Brook School Park: 11780 Brook School Road
  • Cyntheanne Park: 12383 Cyntheanne Road
  • Flat Fork Creek Park: 16141 E. 101st Street
  • Harrison Thompson Park: 13573 Conner Knoll Parkway
  • Nickel Plate District Amphitheater: 6 Municipal Drive
  • Holland Park: 1 Park Drive
  • Saxony Hall: 13362 Pennington Road
  • Heritage Park: 10595 Eller Road
  • Kroger: 9799 E. 116th Street
  • Kroger: 11700 Olio Road
  • Kroger: 7272 Fishers Crossing Drive

Amazon Wish List

In addition, residents can order donations and have them delivered to the City on our Amazon Wish List.


MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. This year, Fishers residents are invited to volunteer with the City. 

Opportunities include:

See available volunteer opportunities.


MLK Day Events Around Fishers

Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie will host a free admission day with special programming focused on identity, belonging, community, and love.

Conner Prairie is currently hosting a Be Love essay contest for students to win a Conner Prairie membership. Submissions are due February 14.

Hamilton East Public Library

Hamilton East Public Library will host Living the Dream: A Community Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, January 15 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Fishers Library. Program info can be found here.

Thank you to our partners Good Samaritan Network, Memory Ventures, and HSE Schools.

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