The Giving Gardener

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Ian McKenna Goncalo • Age: 11 • Austin, TX


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When seventh-grader Ian McKenna found out that some of his Austin, TX, classmates were going to bed hungry he decided to put his gardening skills to good use. He started gardens in local schools to give those students access to fresh produce and even teaches them how to use it.

Ian won a $5,000 scholarship and matching grant from Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

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A new squad of hunger fighters ages 5-25 is honored each year with a scholarship or grant by Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation. If you are leveraging your unique powers to combat hunger and positively impact your community, you could be part of the next 20ish under 20ish Hunger Squad.

 

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