PROVO — To help reduce food insecurity and hunger in Utah, the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is joining efforts with National Service members and will provide a 10 percent discount on store purchases when customers donate nonperishable food items at the home improvement store, located at 626 N. Freedom Blvd. in Provo.

The food collection will start today and run through Jan. 21. It is part of the first MLK National Service Day celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Collected food will be donated to the Community Action Food Bank. In addition, the area Habitat affiliate is also planning a special build day on Monday, Jan. 21, to honor the civil rights leader. Brigham Young University students will be working on a Habitat house in Orem at 159 E. 800 South from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day. Lunch will be provided by the Smokehouse.

The Habitat ReStore sells new and recycled building materials, furniture and appliances at discounted prices to the general public. The store is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In-kind, tax-deductible donations are welcome and accepted during store hours.

For further information, please contact Rachel Wyatt at 801-344-8527, Kalene Chavis at 801-373-7867, or look online at