‘Rise For Pies’: 15-year-old starts initiative to help students on free, reduced lunch list

A 15-year-old from Monmouth County has started an initiative called "Rise For Pies," a program that collects donations to order pizza for families of students on the free or reduced lunch list.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2020, 10:54 AM

Updated 1,438 days ago

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A 15-year-old from Monmouth County has started an initiative called "Rise For Pies," a program that collects donations to order pizza for families of students on the free or reduced lunch list.
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Saanvi Nayar started the initiative, and so far, they've raised more than $7,500.
"Since I've raised this money, I realized that it would take a really long time to use all this money just for these weekly deliveries,” says Nayar. “So, I actually donated a portion to Fulfill, which is a food bank, and is centered around providing food for families in need. With the $1,000 I donated, they're reaching 3,000 families, which is amazing."

Nayar is also working on giving grocery store gift cards to families.
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