Feeding Better Futures with DoSomething.org and General Mills

To all my friends who are interested in hunger relief and food related issues. There are so many of us who want to help and have really awesome ideas, but maybe we’re not sure how to make them happen or who to tell. Which is okay, because with the Feeding Better Futures campaign you can become the changemaker you always knew that you were meant to be!

General Mills with the help of DoSomething.org is asking youth to give them their best ideas and let them know how you would like to implement them. They want to tackle hunger relief and sustainable agriculture. That means things like food deserts, food waste, water quality and conservation, pollinator health, and soil health and preservation.

square-crop-CYou’re probably learning about food waste, food supply and water conservation in school, so take that knowledge and apply it to a way you can help and then teach others to help. We have the power to make big changes in the world, so take the first step and apply.

To submit your idea to DoSomething.org for a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship you have until February 28, 2018.

You can send in your submissions to General Mills, Feeding Better Futures through Monday, March 5, 2018.

In June, a grand prize winner will receive $50,000, be introduced to an industry mentor and get busy prepping for Aspen Ideas Festival.

Some updates DoSomething.org, Queen Latifah and Alpha Phi Omega

Remember how DoSomething.org gave me a seed grant for Brae’s Brown Bags?

Well they also went a step further and decided to feature me on their blog.

They asked me some questions, like an interview, and included my answers online.

So you should check it out and see what kind of super hero powers I would want if I ever became a super hero.

You can read the post on their website, “How This 10-Year-Old Is Helping The Homeless” I hope you like it.

queen-latifahAlso, I don’t think I told you yet but I know I put it on Facebook. An Associate Producer from the Queen Latifah Show called and talked to me last week. She asked me questions about Brae’s Brown Bags. I don’t know if anything will happen from talking to her but it was still super cool that she called. It was funny because she told me she was calling from Los Angeles and she asked me where I was but instead of saying Delaware I said I was in my Gram’s basement! My Mom might tease me about that forever! Did you know Queen Latifah has an entire area called the Michelle Obama Lounge on her talk show. I should send her a copy of my photo with the First Lady!

Hope you all had a great weekend! Oh and on November 17th I’ll be packing bags with Alpha Phi Omega in Purnell Hall on the University of Delaware’s campus. My new friend, Kyle, who is part of the fraternity told my Mom they collected $1,000 of items to put in the bags and I am SO EXCITED!

3B has received a $500 grant from DoSomething.org

ds-logo_trademark-01_thicker-trademarkLast night my Mom and I were going through my email. We say an email come through from DoSomething.org and this was the subject line, “Congratulations on being selected as a Do Something Seed Grant Winner!”

The email was long and I won’t share it all here, but they congratulated me for being selected and then said they wanted to personally thank me for all I’m doing to make a difference in my community.

So without further adieu…

Braeden writing out his thoughts for this post.

I just got a $500 dollar grant from DoSomething.org! I think that it is very nice of them. The money will come in handy.

I will use it for healthy snacks and water for the 3B bags. This is going to be very exciting!

I will get stickers to put my logo on and to put them on the bags and give to people so they can learn more about Brae’s Brown Bags. I have also decided to put books in bags for kids since Christmas is coming up. I also want to add gloves and maybe hats in the bags for cold days.

I really don’t know how to say “thank you” enough to DoSomething.org for this amazing grant! DoSomething.org has helped me to help more people. I feel like “thank you” isn’t enough.