President Obama shakes hands with people before giving out meals at the So Others Might Eat dining room in Washington on Monday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
In addition to President and Mrs. Obama's visit to Washington's So Others Might Eat, several Cabinet secretaries fanned out across the District to participate in community service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here's a list, as provided by the White House:
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner prepared hot and cold food for area shelters at Washington Hebrew Congregation.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. prepared meals for local area homeless at Church of the Epiphany.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and National Parks Service Director John Jarvis helped clean up around the D.C. War Memorial on the Mall.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited an H1N1 clinic at Washington's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood removed trash and participated in a community clean-up project with Living Classrooms near the Navy Yard.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Corporation for National and Community Service Acting CEO Nicky Goren helped paint and clean up Ron Brown Middle School with City Year.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki helped prepare food for distribution to area soup kitchens at D.C. Central Kitchen.
Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley participated in a door-to-door canvass with Weatherize D.C. to encourage homeowners to weatherize their homes.
Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams prepared and served dinner for the homeless at Miriam’s Kitchen.
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