Cavanaugh Bell, an 8-year old, started a food pantry earlier this year for thousands of members of his community who had been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. He had about $600 of his own savings, and used it towards building a stronger bond with those in his community, especially elderly people, who are in need of assistance. He collects food donated and delivers it to their house personally.
Cavanaugh was recently featured on CNN’S Young Wonders after his selfless service and dedication to his community were revealed for the world. When asked about why he feels it’s his responsibility to go to such great lengths to make a difference, he simply replied, “it’s important for me to do my part to help people.”
Wondering how you can make a difference in your community? You’re not alone. Luckily, there are tons of ways even kids can make a monumental impact, and Cavanaugh is about to tell you how.
“Whether you’re saying hi to someone or just checking in on your neighbors,” he says, “you’re never too young to help.”
Story and image from CNN.