20 Aug 5 Year Old Joshua Williams founds nonprofit to end hunger
After seeing starving children on a “Feed the Children” program, five year Joshua Williams knew his life goal was to end hunger and suffering.
So at age 5 he has founded Joshua’s Heart Foundation for assisting those who struggle daily to procure food for basic survival. The main focus of his vision is to “Stomp out Hunger” in indigent and underprivileged communities, as well as from among those who battle debilitating diseases that affect their ability to earn enough to feed themselves.
“Since I was 5 years old, I have wanted to do something to help the poor,” Joshua wrote in his “Message from the President” on the foundation’s website. “I wanted to do this because I don’t want to see kids suffer. I am going to give people food and things so they can find a way to help themselves. Whenever I work, I will give some of my money to help.”
When I read his story not only am I inspired to do more myself, he shows us their is no excuse for not doing something, taking action. If a 5 year old can do something, how much more can adults with far more money, recourses’.
Joshua has proven there is always something you can do, and no effort is to small, that just $30 will feed six starving child for one month, even save their lives.
After concentrating on local hunger issues for two years, Joshua has recently added a focus to global hunger, and is considering a trip to Africa in the future.
“He just made up his mind that this is what he wanted to do,” his mom, Claudia McLean, told the Miami Herald. “There is no stopping him.”
They do things like the Back Pack Program, which provides low-income children with a backpack full of nutritious, nonperishable food.
How about you? What will you do today?
Visit his website: Joshua’s Heart Foundation
My site on ending hunger: The Isaiah Challenge