Obamas Celebrate MLK Day at Soup Kitchen

President proves he is not good at identifying taco meat
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 20, 2014 3:15 PM CST
Obamas Celebrate MLK Day at Soup Kitchen
Michelle Obama, with daughter Malia and presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, make burritos at DC Central Kitchen in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 20, 2014, in Washington.   (Jacquelyn Martin)

Barack Obama is honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals. Obama took Michelle, Sasha, and Malia to DC Central Kitchen, which is a few minutes away from the White House by presidential motorcade. They joined an assembly line that was churning out burritos. Asked what the burritos were being stuffed with, Obama said it looked like lamb. It actually was beef in a sauce, along with unidentified vegetables and cheese.

Obama said he came to help the facility mark its 25th anniversary on Monday. Among those joining him there was senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. Joe Biden, meanwhile, appeared at the National Action Network's annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, and later joined the Catholic Volunteer Network in serving a hot lunch to guests at SOME—So Others Might Eat. (More Barack Obama stories.)

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