President Obama and his family took part in a service project at DC Central Kitchen this afternoon to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary.
The president and his daughter, Malia, packed rice and gumbo while first lady Michelle Obama and daughter, Sasha, prepped corn for a meal that will be distributed to those in need. The first family made chicken sausage gumbo meals that will go to organizations such as DC Public Schools, Covenant House Washington, and New Endeavors by Women.
DC Central Kitchen prepares and delivers over 5,000 meals every day.
Some of the staff at DC Central Kitchen are part of the Culinary Jobs Training Program, which provides formerly incarcerated, addicted and homeless men and women with hospitality jobs.
On this 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the homeland, President Obama has called for unity and for Americans to take part in a service activity.