Feb. 19, 2020
7th grader honored for volunteerism
A Fort Couch Middle School seventh grader has been recognized for his community service efforts. Krishna Sathya Vagheeswar was awarded the Weekend Rescue Warrior Award from 412 Food Rescue, which honors the volunteer who completed the highest number of weekend rescues in 2019.
Krishna was presented the award during the organization’s Hero Celebration on Jan. 16, 2020.
“The engagement with 412FoodRescue started as a result of the curricular requirement for community service,” Sathya V. Venkatasubramanian, Krishna’s father, said. “But Krishna has now developed a stronger motivation to be part of the movement.”
According to the organization’s website, “412 Food Rescue works with local food businesses and retailers (grocery stores, restaurants, wholesalers, farmer’s markets, etc.) by rescuing their surplus food and transporting it directly to nonprofit and community based organizations (shelters, family support centers, housing authority sites, etc.) where the food is provided to individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.”