West Seattle giving: 8-year-old Joseph’s one-day food drive

The spirit of giving can start young. These pictures show what 8-year-old Joseph Meats, a third grader at Our Lady of Guadalupe, did this past weekend. His mom Christi Meats explains, “He wanted to do something nice for Thanksgiving and the up and coming holidays so he decided to go door to door and ask for food for the food bank!” So they distributed a flyer to some homes in Admiral and Arbor Heights last Thursday asking that people leave food donations on their doorstep for pickup yesterday.

Today, he brought it all to the West Seattle Food Bank after school.

His mom adds, “His goal is to inspire others so it was fun to watch him succeed in raising awareness as he left his wagon out during the Seahawk game and people kept dropping off food!” (And if you’re inspired – contact the WS Food Bank directly, or keep an eye on our daily calendar previews and Holiday Guide for giving opportunities of all kinds.)

20 Replies to "West Seattle giving: 8-year-old Joseph's one-day food drive"

  • miws November 25, 2014 (1:50 am)

    Great job, Joseph!



  • Mike November 25, 2014 (5:49 am)

    Nicely done, I think that was a fantastic way to get food donations and remind us all to donate food.

  • Charly November 25, 2014 (6:51 am)

    What a cool kid!

  • Jen November 25, 2014 (7:19 am)

    Love this so much. Awesome kid!!!

  • sc November 25, 2014 (8:07 am)

    The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; the calf and the young lion will feed together, and a little child will lead them.

    Isaiah 11:6

  • AM November 25, 2014 (8:53 am)

    Love this!!! what a great job, Joseph!! You rock!

  • Papa November 25, 2014 (9:05 am)

    very proud of you Joseph!!

  • Lindsey November 25, 2014 (9:42 am)

    Aww, this warms my heart! Thank you Joseph, and you rock that newsboy cap like nobody’s business. :)

  • The Velvet Bulldog November 25, 2014 (9:47 am)

    Joseph, thanks for being so thoughtful and helping our friends in the community! Great job!

  • cjptara November 25, 2014 (9:55 am)

    Way to go! It’s wonderful to see kids who care about other people and about making their community a better place!!

  • Tracy November 25, 2014 (11:48 am)

    What a great kid!! Way to go Joey!!

  • Jason November 25, 2014 (1:15 pm)

    Wow! Come work for me when you’re older, kid. Amazing drive and heart.

  • Chris November 25, 2014 (2:02 pm)

    Joey, You have a wonderful caring heart! Keep up the good work! Our community needs more helpers like you!

  • flimflam November 25, 2014 (4:40 pm)

    great kid, great story. most likely some great parents behind the scenes, raising him to be a real good kid, to put it mildly…

  • Sheila November 25, 2014 (8:11 pm)

    Way to go Joey, so proud of you! You have inspired everyone especially your classmates. Sophie thinks you’re awesome!

  • BeckBe November 26, 2014 (8:25 am)

    Woo hoo Joseph! It looks like you collected a lot of food! What a great thing to do. I’m sure it will be appreciated!

  • Jana November 26, 2014 (8:53 am)

    This is so heartwarming, incredible kid – amazing parents – Well done Meats Family!

  • Katie November 26, 2014 (11:54 am)

    I knew Joey was a great kid — this just confirms it!

  • Colleen Adamek November 29, 2014 (3:29 pm)

    What a very special little boy. Proud of you Joey

  • coach darrell November 30, 2014 (9:15 am)

    Lefties rule !!!!
    Way to be Joey !!!!!

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