A nine-year-old Massachusetts boy collects 4-thousand pounds of food and $4-thousand in donations for local food pantries. We told you last Thanksgiving about a Massachusetts eight-year-old who donated a week’s worth of food to a food pantry. Well, after that achievement, Belmond Schwartz said he wanted to go "bigger and better" for the next year. The fourth-grader made good on that promise this year by collecting 2-tons of food and around $4-thousand to be distributed to several food pantries in and around his hometown of Mansfield, Massachusetts.
A large portion of the donation came from a recent “Belmond’s Wish” event his family held in lieu of a ninth birthday party for him. Hundreds of people dropped off food donations to the event held in the nearby town of Easton. Belmond’s mom, Lily Schwatz says the event helped them pull in double the amount of food donations this year. "It was really amazing to see that everybody believed in this little kid and he gave up his birthday," she adds.
Belmond and his parents have formed a nonprofit as a vehicle for their son’s incredible charitable activities and the nine-year-old is already eyeing next year and vowing for his donation to be bigger and better yet again. “He believes if he can give up a little, then you can give a little,” his mom says. “And if we all give a little, then it'll be a lot."