CHARLOTTE – Tara Krishna won a Disney Summer of Service grant through Youth Service America that supported a community service project that addresses summer hunger.
Tara’s Summer Food Drive took place May 23 to 31 at Jay M Robinson Middle School. The drive raised 856 pounds of food, which will provide 571 meals for neighbors in need over the summer.
This is her Girl Scout Service Project to earn the Silver Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. I
Tara is one of 340 young leaders across the country awarded a $500 Disney Summer of Service grant to organize projects to help make their communities healthier, greener and stronger.
Tara learned about the grant while watching the Disney Channel.
“Summer hunger cannot be resolved through one food drive, but it is a start,” Tara said. “I hope this project is a step towards creating greater change.”
Her mentor with the project, Suzanne Melton, said she is glad when students show compassion for others and want to be a catalyst for change.
“Tara showed great initiative by applying for this grant and making her project come to life,” Melton said. “It is wonderful that Disney supports students in their endeavors.”