Prince Harry and Meghan treat Atlanta's King Center to Black-owned food trucks for MLK Day

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Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by showing some love for Black-owned businesses.

The couple supplied the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta with Black-owned food trucks on Monday, according to the civil rights icon's daughter, Bernice King.

The food trucks were utilized by volunteers during a community service project event, King said.

"I'm so grateful for your graciousness in honoring my father," King wrote on Twitter.

A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan confirmed the donation to ITK, saying the trucks, Paige's Pastries & Bistro and Parlay Savory Saloon, offered free lunches to staffers and volunteers.

Some of the King Center's events included a voter registration and education drive, as well as a donation drive for the homeless. The pair also shared a personal connection with a keynote speaker at the King Center: Bishop Michael Curry invoked the words of Martin Luther King Jr. during a sermon at their 2018 wedding ceremony.

It's not the first time the pair - who moved from the United Kingdom to California in 2020 and stepped away from their duties as full-time working British royals - have been recognized for their charitable donations. Last year, a women's shelter in Texas thanked Harry and Meghan for helping to fix a roof damaged by winter weather in the Lone Star State. The couple's Archewell Foundation also announced last year that it would help build a relief center in India amid a spike there in COVID-19 cases.

Last year, the former actress born Meghan Markle and Harry - outspoken supporters of paid family leave - made headlines following a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they said racism played a role in their decision to step back from their work with the royal family.

Before her son with Harry was born in 2019, Meghan said that there were conversations within the royal family about "how dark his skin might be."

"That was relayed to me from Harry," she told Winfrey.