Boy Turns 8th Birthday Party Into Permanent Community Food Bank

Eagle Jayagoda. was about to have a party to celebrate his eighth birthday. Rather than traditional gifts he requested non perishable food items. At first his folks thought he was going to make a large donation to a local food bank in their town Richmond, California, But Eagle had bigger plans.

He had been inspired by the Little Free Libraries that some people put in front of their homes. So he and his dad built a similar structure and then on his birthday last month, they put it up in front of their home and filled it with his gifts.

Eagle loves to watch out his window as neighbors either drop off or take an item. He also collects empty cans to earn money to help keep the food bank stocked.

He has always had a big heart and used to collect back packs to send to his parents homeland of Sri Lanka but decided "my neighbors here needed help so I should help them before I help our old neighbors".

His mother, Achala says “Eagle feels like doing his part in the community. You don't have to be rich. Jesus didn't help people with money, but love. We want Eagle to understand how you can help even if you don't have a lot.”

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