Third grader is charity CEO for food donation drive
Posted April 10, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A Raleigh third-grader's drive to supply food to hungry children has expanded to include nearly a dozen grocery store partners and scores of volunteers.
"He's remarkable. He really is," said Kyle Abrams of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. "What he does is what we see adults and corporations and big groups are trying to do all the time."
This year, Will upped his goal to 5,000 pounds of food and $10,000.
"I feel like it's important because, if no one did this, there would be a lot of hungry kids," he said.
His annual food drive will take place at area grocery stores on April 18. Volunteers between the ages of 3 and 80, recruited by Will, will encourage shoppers to buy specific items and donate them to Backpack Buddies.
"He's what you want your kid to grow up to be," Abrams said. "He's kind, fun and energetic. He has a great heart."