There was an early tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Day Saturday as New Yorkers give back to those in need.
All this weekend, Hunger Free America is holding its annual Serve-A-Thon at 10 sites in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Dozens came out to a Morningside Heights community center on Saturday to distribute clothing and food. They also provided information about health and nutrition resources.
Organizers say there's no better way to honor Dr. King.
"Dr. King's message was a radical message of a fundamental reordering of American society and ending problems like hunger and homelessness. And this weekend, we mark his full message," said Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free America.
"This is something that allows everyone to help each other out and really just build that sense of community that Martin Luther King was really hoping for and striving for," said Josue Martinez, a volunteer with Hunger Free America.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, check out hungerfreeamerica.org.