More than 100 families have benefited from a Kings Park High School’s student’s efforts for hunger relief.
Kevin Chaves, a junior, raised more than $10,500 with his “Funds for Food” Campaign” and collected nearly 6,000 pounds of food with his “Have-A-Heart-Help-Stop-Hunger” campaign for those who receive their daily food supply from the Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center.
Kevin built new shelves for the center’s food pantry using donated materials that he secured. He also launched a health and fitness campaign for its summer camp, collected donated sports equipment, 1,600 books, healthy snacks and a free visit to the local pool and health club.
Kevin was recently recognized for his volunteer work and received the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community award. Kevin was chosen by state-level judges as on of the top eight runners-up in this year’s program in New York.