Thanks to the support of some amazing people I have been able to make a dent in the problem of Childhood Hunger in my community. Since I started doing food drives when I was 7 we have collected 14,000 pounds of food and $18,000 to help feed hungry kids. We have done this through our work to support The Interfaith Food Shuttle and their BackPack buddies program which serves Wake County and 6 surrounding counties in NC. This year we are going to do it again, and we want to make it even bigger!
Because we have seen the power of kids to help make a difference in their own community, I want to spread across the state in 2016, and I NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET!!! This year there are 2 ways you can volunteer to help fight Childhood Hunger on 4/16. We will continue to staff 10 stores in the Raleigh area (Raleigh, Cary, Garner, and Apex), and if you live in the Raleigh area, please click below to volunteer to collect food at one of the stores on April 16th. Thanks to Food Lion for allowing us to stand outside their stores.
Recently, my little brother said, “If everyone would just take care of the hungry kids around them, then there wouldn’t be anymore hungry kids.” This inspired me and helped me realize how to grow my food drive and help hungry kids across North Carolina, and maybe even more. I have put together a tool kit to help you do your own food drive and to help fight Childhood Hunger in your community for those of you that live outside of the Raleigh area to help share what I have learned over 4 years of doing food drives.