Beck and Zitting are members of the leadership program of Personal Mastery Martial Arts in Sandy, Utah. The empowered teens took on the food drive for several reasons. They wanted to help needy children in their community, they wanted real-world practice implementing the leadership skills they have been learning, and they were fulfilling a commitment to the Lindsey Vonn Foundation.
The Children’s Pantry is located in Murray, Utah, and supports hundreds of people weekly with food donations. The pantry’s mission is to eliminate childhood hunger in their community by providing direct assistance to the community members in need. They strive to give all members of their community equal access to nutritious food, regardless of race, religion, national origin, disability or personal preferences.
Upon hearing about the teen’s efforts and its connection to World Peace day, Sherry Van Bibber of the Children’s pantry stated, “It is so impactful for teens to do service. Especially, when they see how their efforts directly affect those in need. Service creates a feeling that is contagious and positive. “