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Cambridge Boy Raising Money to Ramp Up Efforts to Feed Homeless

For the past year, 11-year-old Liam Hannon has personally delivered lunches to the homeless in Cambridge

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    Young Boy's Summer Project to Help Homeless

    Liam Hannon is handing out brown bag lunches to the homeless in Cambridge, Massachusetts

    (Published Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

    While many kids in Massachusetts are getting ready for summer vacation, one Cambridge boy is trying to end homelessness one sandwich at a time.

    Liam Hannon’s modest living room is now a make shift kitchen where he is placing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit and water into brown paper bags.

    He labels all bags with a personal word of encouragement like "Believe in yourself."

    The 11-year-old lives with his parents in a Central Square apartment building. It’s also where he says the need is just too great to ignore in his own back yard.

    For the past year, he’s personally delivered lunches to the homeless in Cambridge. Once a week, rain or shine, he’s out here.

    "There’s still people that don’t have homes and are hungry," says Hannon.

    From Central Square to Harvard Square, Liam says it’s hard to keep up with the demand. And it’s been quite an education for this 5th grader.

    "When you think of Harvard, you think of rich people pretty much. But if you have never been here, you wouldn’t realize there are people experiencing homelessness," says Hannon.

    That's why this summer, Hannon is trying to raise money to buy even more food, a brand new wagon to hold more lunches, and ultimately a food truck.

    He’s hoping it will inspire others to do the same.

    "Maybe some rich person might be like, 'I’ll donate a lot of money.' Then we could like use that money to buy some apartments."

    Even though nothing is stopping Hannon from doing good and dreaming, he also knows he can’t end homelessness by himself.

    Click here to visit Liam's GoFundMe page if you are interested in helping or joining his cause.

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