7-year-old creates blanket drive to help elderly stay warm this winter

1 month 4 days 13 hours ago Thursday, January 21 2021 Jan 21, 2021 January 21, 2021 12:48 PM January 21, 2021 in News - Local

A San Benito 7-year-old came up with the idea to help the elderly with a blanket drive— and is now set to give away hundreds of blankets. 

Victor Gonzalez Jr. attends Ed Downs Elementary in San Benito and is now the youngest person to team up with the San Benito Food Pantry. 

It was his philanthropic heart that made Forest Walker, the president of the San Benito Food Pantry, want to jump in and make it happen. 

"His mom called me first," Walker said. "We got together with the story and I was telling Victor Jr. it breaks my heart because he was wondering [if] some families or children [were] going to stay warm this winter season."

Gonzalez said it was a car ride with his mother that sparked the idea. 

"I heard on the radio that the elderly needed blankets to stay warm for the winter," Gonzalez said.

The San Benito Food Pantry is still helping those in need Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Call (956)-572-0003 for more information. 

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