Texanthropy Spotlight: Mace Massingill, Hunger Fighter
Mace Massingill proves that no matter your age or your size, anyone has the ability to make a huge difference in the lives of many. Mace is only 9 years old, but for the last two years, he has organized food drives to benefit the Central Texas Food Bank here in Austin (formerly the Capital Area Food Bank).
What started as a family Thanksgiving project to provide a few cans of food to the local food bank has now turned into something much larger. After dropping off food during Thanksgiving 2014, Mace decided he wanted to collect even more food to donate by Christmas. His goal was 1,000 meals, but in that short amount of time, Mace collected enough food to provide 5,000 meals. Amazing, for sure, but for Mace, that simply wasn’t good enough. He decided to do it again the next year, and his Christmas 2015 food drive collected enough food to provide 30,000 meals! And Mace’s goal for 2016…is 90,000 meals! I am so proud of Mace for committing to help the most vulnerable in our society, and doing so at such a young age.
Mace joined me for my Texanthropy announcement this spring, and I was so glad he did. He’s also been recognized by KVUE, an Austin TV station, as a KVUE “5 Kids Who Care”, and I’m sure Mace has many more accolades and maybe even stardom in his bright future! To learn more about Mace and how you can help him fight hunger, visit http://cafbtx.convio.net/goto/macemassingill.
I want to wish Mace a belated happy birthday! He turned 9 on Friday, so this seemed like a great time to share his spotlight!