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8 year old gives back during Anti Hunger Month |  Davidson County


NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A little boy is making a huge difference by giving back to Second Harvest Food Bank in Middle Tennessee.

Eight-year-old Lucas and his little brother Sebastian make a difference through art.

“I started getting the idea since I got to know Second Harvest,” Lucas said.

After volunteering with Second Harvest on one of their family nights out, Lucas decided to start a fundraiser that would give back to the food bank.

“He just wanted to do something a little more that would raise money. He was always looking at the statistics of how much $ 1 can get, ”said Maria Rivera, his mother.

His idea flourished in the Happy Crayon Project, which provided 4,000 meals to families in need.

As part of the project, the boys created and sold special pencils to their family and friends.

“What it really highlights is that kids can give back in their own way and it’s not necessarily the way your parents or grandparents did,” said Courtney Blaise, Principal community engagement at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle. Tennessee.

To give back during Anti Hunger Month, you can volunteer at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee or donate at your local Kroger store.

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