Beannul Harper launched a non-profit organization called I’M ALL IN to feed hungry students in California and beyond.
“I just want to help people,” says Harper.
Harper says he was raised to help people, even if it’s in a small way.
“If I can just pay a compliment forward or make someone smile, it’s a win for me.”
Harper’s non-profit organization advocates for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles who don’t have access to food.
It all started when Harper’s son came home from school without money on his lunch card because he had been buying hungry kids lunch.
Harper felt that it was his calling to start his non-profit to help establish lunch programs in schools and in the community.
“Students are like sponges, constantly absorbing knowledge and trying to better themselves. They deserve to be fed and energized. They deserve to learn without wondering where their next meal will come from.”
“They are our future and we need to take care of them,” says Harper.
Harper, who works over 70 hours a week says running his organization isn’t easy, but he’s optimistic about the future.
He says running a non-profit organization is life fueling a rocket ship to go into space. You need a lot of fuel in the beginning, but after it leaves earth’s atmosphere, it floats along by itself.
“I don’t care how long it takes. I’m committed to making sure nobody has to learn hungry,” says Harper.
Harper says he’s inspired to keep pushing because of his kids.
He’s a father of eight and wants to be somebody they can be proud of and look up to in the future.
“They deserve the best,” says Harper.
“All kids deserve the best.”
If you’d like to learn more about Beannul Harper’s non-profit organization I’M ALL IN, you can visit: http://imalln.org