What if you were 7 years old and you were told that you could not help feed hungry kids, what would you do? Well, Jackson Silverman decided this was unacceptable and started a nonprofit where kids help kids, packing backpacks to feed hungry children on the weekend in an area where one in four children are at risk of hunger, with poverty rates as high as 44 percent in some pockets. By the end of 2016, his group will have provided over 40,000 food bags. Sixth grader soccer goalie extraordinaire, this young man proves that the adjective “young” is irrelevant when it comes to serving others.
Jackson Silverman is a rising sixth grader on Johns Island SC. He likes to play soccer as a starting goalie. He has been involved with packing bags since age 3, when he worked with his mom as a volunteer.
For his work with I Heart Hungry Kids, he has been awarded the National and State volunteer of the year awards from the Prudential Spirt of Community Awards.