Liam Hannon may only be 12 years old, but he is already making a big difference in Massachusetts.
Liam is the founder and operator of “Liam’s Lunches of Love,” an organization dedicated to handing out meals to the homeless people of Cambridge. Over the course of the last year, Liam has handed out over 2,000 lunches to the homeless population in his neighborhood – an act of kindness that hasn’t gone unnoticed by his community.
“In this time when there seems to be so much negativity, maybe you have to turn to a 12-year-old to lead the way,” Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern told WBZ-TV. “Liam gives me hope for the future of Cambridge, the country and the world.”
On each paper bag, Liam writes a handwritten message, often accompanied by an encouraging little doodle. Other people from across the US have contributed to Liam’s mission by sending him their own illustrated lunch bags as well.
“It’s like a way to give people joy, maybe spark something in them that can change them,” Liam told the news outlet.
Liam’s father Scott created a GoFundMe to raise money for his son’s organization back in April, and it has amassed over $44,000 – money that Liam will use to purchase a food truck, so he can more easily travel across Boston and give away his free lunches to the homeless population.