When we got involved in hunger ten years ago, we began hearing some incredible stories. The most unlikely people in the most unlikely places doing tremendous work on the frontlines of fighting hunger.
That’s why when we put this blog up in 2007, we made a place for people to tell those stories themselves in the Hunger All-Star section.
This week, we honor one of most unlikely Hunger All-Stars yet. 5-year old Phoebe Russell, from San Francisco, after seeing a homeless man begging for food, decided she would raise $1000 by collecting cans to donate so people wouldn’t have to go hungry. She didn’t even know what $1000 was, but started calling relatives to help her out.
The phenomenal thing: Phoebe’s efforts raised more than $3700!!!
Her story came to our attention via Toan Lam, frequent contributor to the Huffington Post, and founder of the organization, GoInspireGo, which uses social networking to inspire social change. His group created the video above. You should check out their site. Truly inspiring stories about phenomenal people.
We’re proud to present a truckload of food in Phoebe’s honor to the San Francisco Food Bank.
Keep it up, Phoebe!!! With you leading a future generation, we know there’s hope for an end to hunger.