ELGIN, Okla. – An Oklahoma boy says he wanted to help the hungry this Christmas, so he decided to do something to spread a little holiday cheer to those in need.
At Elgin Middle School, students are allowed to submit a wish for themselves and a wish for someone else through the “Winter Wishes Program.”
Nathan Fant says he was craving a sandwich when he made his wish, and then started thinking about others.
“I was just thinking of different ways I could help, and I was thinking about homeless people in the community,” Fant told KSWO. “And they could always use a meal, so I thought that would help.”
Fant ended up collecting sandwiches and chips for Hungry Hearts, a program that feeds the needy in the community.
“It’s not very often that somebody is willing at his age, willing to give unselfishly. He could have asked for anything. But he asked for sandwiches and he asked for sandwiches to feed the homeless. And it really touched my heart,” Adriene Davis, the director of Hungry Hearts, said.