Local teenagers are fed up with the increase in world hunger. Members of organizations such as Florida Youth Against Hunger met at the capitol on Saturday, August 13th to encourage people to help feed the hungry. They say anything helps, and everything is appreciated.
Member of Manna on Meridian, Robbie O'Donnell says, "I've had people walk up to me after they've received a bag of food and just smile and say 'Thank you. That's all I really need.'"
"It doesn't matter if you're young or old you all can make a difference and we just have to look deep within ourselves," says Florida Youth Against Hunger member, Zemoria Johnson.
The young teens say that the $41 and 49 food cans they collected this morning will feed over 300 families.
Matthew Morse with Florida Youth Against Hunger says he hopes to encourage lawmakers to support legislation that will help end short term and long term hunger.
The youth encourage people to donate money or canned food to local food banks, soup kitchens, or food closets. They say that even a dollar can make a difference! There are many organizations dedicated to ending hunger, such as Second Harvest Food Bank, or Manna On Meridian.
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