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 BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenOvernight Tech: FCC won't delay net neutrality vote | Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices | Biden scolds social media firms over transparency Medicaid funds shouldn't be used to subsidize state taxes on health care Biden hits social media firms over lack of transparency 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 ShinsekiDem demands Trump provide potential death toll for war with North Korea House approves VA bill, sending it to Trump Senate backs bill making it easier to fire VA employees MORE

Other Cabinet secretaries undertaking service projects included Secretary of the Treasury Jack LewJacob (Jack) Joseph LewSenator demands answers from DOJ on Russia bribery probe Koskinen's role in the ObamaCare bailout another reason Trump must terminate him The debt limit is the nation's appendix — get rid of it MORE, who packed clothes for homeless veterans at the VA Medical Center in Washington, and Secretary of Commerce Penny PritzkerPenny Sue PritzkerTrump transportation chief to join Biden for jobs event DeVos should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition Indiana teachers hold sit-in to demand Young recuse himself from DeVos vote 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.