boy, 9, starts fundraiser to provide free meals for hungry kids

An adorable 9-year-old inspires thousands by starting a GoFundMe page to help stop children from going hungry.

Noah Whitehead, from Broadgreen, Liverpool, believes ‘everyone deserves an equal start to life.’

And he’s doing everything he can to help kids who are worse off than him have something to eat.

boy, 9, starts fundraiser to provide free meals for hungry kids

The boy recently warmed the hearts of thousands of people on social media when he shared a video appeal to help kids experiencing food poverty.

In the video, Noah said:

Noah said:

“Earlier this week, I heard on the news that some children might go hungry this half term and the Government will do nothing to help them.”

“I personally think it is heartbreaking that other children go hungry, and I want to help them.”

“So I’m going to give some money to a charity that helps other families in Liverpool, so some children might not go hungry.”

“I’d love it if you would join and give some money to the charity.”

“It’s important we help each other as children, so please help me raise as much money as possible.”

Noah initially hoped to raise £50 (around $69) for his chosen charity but has so far raised, well, more than he dreamed of.

His GoFundMe page, titled ‘Everyone Helping Feed Children,’ has raised more than £4,000 ($5,540) on behalf of St Andrews Community Network.

boy, 9, starts fundraiser to provide free meals for hungry kids

Noah’s parents are incredibly proud of their son’s selflessness and commitment to making the world a better place.

His dad, Ben Whitehead, said:

“Me and his mum are so proud of him.”

“It shouldn’t take a nine-year-old to make up for a government’s failings, but the passion he has to help other children who need it most has been incredible.”

“He did it on his own because he wanted to – and that says a lot about him.”

“He saw the news on Thursday and got upset. And on Friday he asked how he could help.”

“He couldn’t understand why the government would leave children like him hungry through no fault of their own.”

“So he wanted to see if he could inspire his class to give some pocket money to help. He gave his, and asked others who could help to try.”

What a young hero!