Very few kids at age 12 years old are making a difference to the world the way Liam Hannon is doing at his Cambridge community.
Liam Hannon prepares lunches to hand out to people in need as he puts it, “It’s like a way to give people joy, maybe spark something in them that can change them.” His lunches have fed more than 2,000 of Central Square’s most vulnerable residents who are all mostly homeless.
The Mayor of Cambridge, Marc McGovern said, “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.” His father, Scott Hannon said “It makes me proud, as a dad, that I’m able to raise him that way, but also that he’s the way he is.”
This CNN “Young Wonder” wants to spread positivity through his free lunches and writes notes of inspiration, he writes handwritten messages of joy on each bag, his fame has spread all over the country with people as far as Kentucky sending special hand crafted bags to help him and his mission. His online fundraising page has even raised more than $44,000 and more, raising more than $17,000 in a single day with help from actor Harry Connick, Jr. and others.