King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.
Northern New Jersey Rotary Clubs packing 25,000 meals to help the hungry in the community.
Americans across the country are honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday.
To mark the 25th anniversary of King’s birthday becoming a federal holiday, services, ceremonies and parades were held Monday.
The slain civil rights leader’s summer working in a tobacco field in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury influenced his decision to become a minister and heightened his resentment of segregation.