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Charleston boy recognized in Washington DC for fighting childhood hunger

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NORTH CHARLESTON - (WCSC) -

A 10-year-old Charleston boy received recognition in Washington D.C. for fighting childhood hunger. 

Jackson Silverman was named one of the 10 children who were selected in the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards which recognizes children who are making a positive difference in their community.

This year's awards named the top youth volunteers in the U.S.

Silverman, a fifth-grader at Magnet Haut Gap Middle School, was chosen for his non profit organization I Heart Hungry Kids

Silverman co-founded the organization three years ago along with his two younger brothers Gabe and Riley.

So far the organization has packed more than 21,000 bags of food for Lowcountry kids. The kids they help take the food home on weekends when they're not able to get a school lunch.

"I was scared when I started but no matter what, just do it," Silverman said during an earlier story with Live 5 News. "Whatever your cause is, think of them and then not getting it and you standing up and fighting for them."

It's in partnership with Backpack Buddies at the Lowcountry Food Bank.

"Kids don't have a lot of choice about hunger, kids can't change their lives all by themselves," Silverman said.

For more information: http://www.ihearthungrykids.org/

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