Monica Bustinza, Meals From the Heart
The children of one Miami pre-k class no longer worry about going hungry on the weekends, thanks to teen Monica Bustinza. This high school student feels that “there are so many people out there that need help, not just in the global society, but in our community. And when you realize those things, it makes you want to make a difference.”
And make a difference she has; every weekend, her Meals From the Heart organization puts together a bag of food for the families of all 18 children in her adopted preschool class. Even more impressive is that while Monica works to build relationships with local businesses and grocery stores, for now she personally earns and collects the money to make the weekly purchases, as well as sending the students home with turkeys for Thanksgiving and gifts for Christmas.
Seeing what she’s already been able to accomplish on her own, I’d say not even the sky’s the limit for Monica once she secures that corporate support.
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