b'Young Professionals Making a Difference Through Kitchen CabinetMillennials are a group not immediately associated with philanthropy, but that could soon change thanks to The Greater Boston Food Banks (GBFB) young professionals groupKitchen Cabinet.Most people in this group are settling into their careers and thinking about how they can make a difference; they also want to meet new people andGBFB staff and guests attend an inaugural holiday party hosted by the feel good about what theyre doing, said GBFB SeniorKitchen Cabinet at the UMass Club to help raise funds for GBFBs Development Associate Brian Teague, who led theHoliday Meal Drive.effort to resurrect the donor group in 2017 after it had gone dormant for years.Powell. I was fortunate to never have to worry about my next meal and I want to do everything I can to help make Since then, the group has hosted inventivesure no one worries about having access to a healthy fundraising eventssuch as Spin for Meals, afood. spin class accompanied by a cocktail hourand volunteered at GBFB partner agencies. GBFBs Kitchen Cabinet raised enough money last year to provide nearly 100,000 meals to people in need My parents grew up in a country where many childrenin Eastern Massachusetts. Any young professionals and adults face hunger and that was just an acceptedinterested in learning more about the group can go to part of life, said Kitchen Cabinet member ShananGBFB.org/kitchencabinet.Empowered Youth Supports Hunger Relief Everyone has a role in ending hunger, including inspiring others to action. One of The Greater Boston Food Banks (GBFB) youngest donors, 11-year-old Fei Yang-Sady of Concord, has done just that, raising awareness about hunger and collecting donations for GBFB at her violin recital for the last three years. At her most recent benefit recital, where she performed alongside a friend, Fei collected over $1,400 in donations, bringing her three-year total to more than $3,000.The moment I heard about The Greater Boston Food Bank, I felt so empowered to do something about those who do not have enough food, said Fei, who is a student at the New England Conservatory Prep Division and has performed with local orchestras.At the recital, Fei spoke about what inspired her to act.Imagine a kid who hasnt eaten in days, especially in the summer, when kids dont go to school and they wont get lunch meals or food from their school. To me, thats horror and I had to do something about it, she said.Thanks to young philanthropists like Fei, and donors like you, GBFB can provide kids with the food they need to lead healthy lives. 4'