Local Teenager Raises Enough Money for 15,000 Meals

September 29, 2016

For the last 17 months, 14-year-old high school student Logan Bhamidipaty has been driving an hour with his mom to the Food Bank’s San Francisco warehouse to volunteer.

To date, he’s given 270 hours of his time to sorting and repacking thousands of pounds of food to be distributed across the Food Bank’s 450 partner agencies and pantries.

Leading up to the holidays, Logan decided to do even more. “When he began, I expected him to raise only a few hundred dollars,” said Logan’s mom. But through pet sitting, walking dogs, cashing in recyclables, and telling people about his mission, Logan shocked everyone by raising $2,500. “I was inspired that one dollar could provide three meals,” Logan says.

Due to a match from Riverbed, Logan’s gift was doubled to $5,000, meaning his donation ultimately provided 15,000 meals to people in our community.

Feeling inspired? You can start a food and fund drive of your own in just a few minutes. Or donate now and help us provide #10MillionMeals this holiday season.

Featured as a guest for ABC7’s holiday show at the warehouse in December 2015.

Logan was also featured in his own school’s paper.