food lifelineMeet 11-year-old Eli Casso. Two years ago, Eli and his two moms volunteered at Food Lifeline and discovered that 1 in 5 children in our area go hungry every day.

So, he decided to ride his bike 22 miles to help create 25,000 meals for hungry neighbors.

This year, he's set the bar even higher. Eli and nine of his friends, Eli's "Hunger Heroes," will be repacking food, riding bikes, and shooting hoops to help feed thousands right here in greater Seattle.

They have already raised more than $8,000 towards their goal of $35,000 for Food Lifeline's Holiday Meals Challenge. When they reach their target, the Hunger Heroes will have fed 175,000 people in Western Washington!

You can join "The Hunger Heroes" by making a pledge on their page at foodlifeline.org, or start your own.

Each dollar donated provides five nutritious meals through their network of local food banks, meal programs, and shelters.

Eli Casso joined us recently on the show with his mom Deb and Mark Coleman, Marketing and Communications Director for Food Lifeline...

Listen to our conversation right here...

 

Check this video of Eli's story...

 

 

And this is the video he shot this year to promote Food Lifeline's Holiday Meals Challenge...