The first family on Monday honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by spending the day participating in a service project at the DC Central Kitchen.

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The kitchen, which was also celebrating its 25th anniversary on Monday, provides food for a variety of community programs while also teaching basic job skills to its workers.

Joining the Obamas was senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, who helped the family prepare meals for distribution to shelters around the area.

Many members of the Obama administration undertook similar ventures on the holiday. After delivering remarks at the National Action Network's Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast, Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop union offers backing for Ellison in DNC race John Kerry to teach at Yale on global issues Ellison needles Perez for 'unverifiable' claim of DNC support MORE served guests hot lunch at SOME (So Others Might Eat), a non-profit that assists Washington's impoverished. Joining Biden in volunteering at SOME was Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric ShinsekiEric ShinsekiShulkin confirmed to lead Dept. of Veterans Affairs Dems to Trump: Exclude VA from hiring freeze Dems, GOP battle over pace of Trump confirmations MORE

Other Cabinet secretaries undertaking service projects included Secretary of the Treasury Jack LewJack LewOne year later, the Iran nuclear deal is a success by any measure Chinese President Xi says a trade war hurts the US and China Overnight Finance: Price puts stock trading law in spotlight | Lingering questions on Trump biz plan | Sanders, Education pick tangle over college costs MORE, who packed clothes for homeless veterans at the VA Medical Center in Washington, and Secretary of Commerce Penny PritzkerPenny PritzkerIndiana teachers hold sit-in to demand Young recuse himself from DeVos vote Overnight Tech: Trump team eyes FCC overhaul | AT&T chief says no plans to spin off CNN in merger | Commerce pick heads to hearing Tech groups warn against EU copyright rule MORE, who served food at Food and Friends, a D.C. organization that delivers meals and groceries to those battling HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other severe illnesses.