When Kiran Sridhar, now 15, was in seventh grade he volunteered at a soup kitchen in San Francisco. It was there in the kitchen that Kiran understood the sheer numbers of hungry people in his neighborhood. Then he started learning about how much food Americans waste every day. He decided to figure out a way to reconcile those figures.
Kiran began WasteNoFood.org, which matches businesses which have extra food with charities that feed the hungry. Recently, the Sodexo Foundation awarded the teen a STOP Hunger Scholarship for his work. “If you are sincere and work with integrity and strong conviction, you can make a big difference in your community,” Kiran told the foundation.