Nearly one in six Central Texans and one in four Central Texas children are at risk of hunger, but one Austin 10-year-old is confident we can turn things around and make a lasting impression on those in need.

Mace Massingill, a fourth-grader at Eanes Elementary, has compassion for the hungry.

“That is so sad and we just throw away food without even thinking about it,” he said. “Eat half a burrito and then toss it away.”

Mace’s story goes back to 2014. What started off as a family Thanksgiving project to provide a few cans of food to the local food bank turned into a movement, and KVUE recognized him in our “5 Kids Who Care” campaign.

In 2014, Mace fed around 150 people. In 2016, that number rose to 200,000, and this year’s goal is to feed around 250,000 people.

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