Beannul Harper is Feeding Hungry Students in Los Angeles, California and Beyond
Harper’s non-profit organization offers lunch support and awareness for kids in need.
Although California produces almost half of the nation’s fruits and vegetables, many Californians struggle with food insecurity.
As many as 1 in 8 Californians struggle with gaining access to healthy and affordable foods, and young people make up a large portion of that number.
It’s an unfortunate truth, but one Harper says people have to acknowledge if the situation is going to improve.
With a food insecurity rate of over 11%, something needs to be done to provide young people with healthy and nutritious food.
Research has proven that what you eat affects your brain not only in terms of immediate alertness and
Harper says it’s crucial to make sure the adults of tomorrow aren’t hungry so they can focus on learning and self-development instead of where their next meal will come from.
Harpers says the idea for his non-profit organization started when his son came home from school with a note that said he needed his school lunch card topped up.
Since this was just the second week of the month, Harper asked his son why he had no money left on his card.
His son responded by saying he had been buying other
That was when Harper decided he needed to do something about the situation, and it was at that moment that he launched I’M ALL IN.
“Every kid should be able to eat lunch at school,” says Harper.
Harper is constantly busy, working over 70 hours a week between two jobs, taking care of his family and running his non-profit organization.
He says he loves helping people and sharing knowledge as well as learning from other people.
Harper places his family and community on the top of his priority list and does everything he can to improve it.
“I will go out of my way to help people and I always think about who I can help next. Even if it’s just saying hello to someone or brightening their day with a compliment.”
Harper says he behaves this way because he wants to be a positive role model for his children and the people around him.
Harper is a father of eight: five daughters and three sons.
He wants to lead by example, as he was taught to treat other people with kindness himself.
He donates 35% of his income to his non-profit and says the income for his non-profit is like fueling a shuttle to go into space.
“All the time and energy is like fuel,” says Harper.
If you’d like to learn more about Beannul Harper’s non-profit organization I’M ALL IN, you can visit: http://imalln.org