Global Youth Service Day 2020 didn’t go as originally planned, but it certainly surpassed all of my greatest expectations. Together, we raised over $2,100 for the New Hampshire Food Bank!
Just a few days ago, I released the information about my newest initiative, the #PoveyPower5k. It was a simple idea to help my friends at the Food Bank who are experiencing an unprecedented need for food as they are serving over 40% more families than they typically do at this time. With all third party fundraising events cancelled and the demand only growing, the possibility of shortages are becoming too close to reality.
I’ve been using my new found extra time during social distancing to get back into an old passion of mine- running and as Global Youth Service Day continued to approach, I knew I wanted to find a fun way to get everyone involved in some serious service.
In just three days with LOTS of team work and #PoveyPower, we were able to donate food for nearly 4,500 New Hampshire families.
Runners, walkers, bikers, even skateboarders and horseback riders across the state of New Hampshire and even some other states around the country united to make a difference for those who needed it most, just in time for Global Youth Service Day.
I had a great day turning my street into a colorful finish line for those celebratory final steps, chasing the end to food insecurity, and most of all, witnessing change right before my eyes.
Global Youth Service day proved that while we are apart, we are far from alone. Together, we are changing to world and I have no doubt that with some hope, and a little #PoveyPower here and there, one day no one will have to know how it feels to go to bed on an empty stomach.
Stay tuned for a very special video recap of this amazing day to highlight all of the incredible change makers on the Povey Power Team who made it possible to make such an impact.