2017-02-18 / The Rock

PHS National Honor society meets the ‘Food Drive Kid’

By Payton Krause and Brittany Farman


William Winslow William Winslow On Feb. 2, William Winslow, an 11-year-old boy from Raleigh, came to Person High School to speak to the National Honor Society members about a food drive project that is close to his heart.

Winslow started a food drive campaign when he was eight years old. He was first inspired when he discovered that students at his school did not have access to food when they went home. He went home and told his dad that he needed to do something about it. He started talking to school counselors, teachers and his parents about what he could do to fix the problem. Their solution was to start a food drive campaign.

Winslow decided to seek the help of local businesses for his food drive. Several told him “no,” but finally he got a “Yes.”

The drive soon grew to four participating businesses.

On April 22, there will be ten participating businesses across Wake County.

Winslow and his family have agreed to help the PHS National Honor Society start a food drive project of their own, and gave members tips on how to start. Winslow made a point of talking about how wishing something would change, and acting on it are two different things.

In his words, “If you don’t do anything, you won’t be able to inspire anyone else to do it.”

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