10-year-old NC boy collects 1,500 cans of food

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A 10-year-old Winston-Salem boy spent his birthday collecting for others, rather than focusing on presents for himself.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/Q9gSQA) that Jamison Bethea had hoped to collect 500 cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank nearly two weeks ago.

Jamison and his mother, Cynthia Bethea, spent his birthday at Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center collecting the food. Nearly 1,600 cans of food.

Cynthia Bethea says her son set a charity called Granny's Love in memory of his grandmother, who died in April of last year.

Jamison says he got the idea for the food drive after seeing homeless people around the Samaritan Inn near Union Baptist Church, where his family attends.

Second Harvest serves 18 counties and provides food to food pantries, soup kitchens and group homes.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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