CHARLOTTE – Tara Krishna, an eighth-grader from Charlotte, was among 340 young leaders across the country awarded a $500 Disney Summer of Service grant through Youth Service America.
The grant helped Krishna lead a community service project that addresses summer hunger.
The school collected and donated 856 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank from May 23 to 31 at Jay M Robinson Middle School, according to Assistant Principal Meredith Cabana.
The project served as Krishna’s Girl Scout Service Project to earn a Silver Award.
She learned about the grant while watching the Disney Channel.
“Summer hunger cannot be resolved through one food drive, but it is a start,” Krishna said. “I hope this project is a step towards creating greater change.”