1,000 pounds of Christmas food

Jeremiah Richichi has set an ambitious goal for the holiday season

Jeremiah Richichi aims to collect a thousand pounds of food by December 17.

Jeremiah Richichi aims to collect a thousand pounds of food by December 17.

Jeremiah’s back at it!

The generous Nelson youngster who founded Jeremiah and His Little Elves, an annual charity drive, has an ambitious goal this year: he wants to collect 1,000 pounds of food.

“In early October Jeremiah reminded his Dad and I that he would be collecting items for his second annual event,” Rebecca Richichi told the Star.

“When we asked him if he wanted to collect toys again he said he was thinking of something else. ‘Toys would be okay, but what about food? I feel terrible and grumpy when I’m hungry and I don’t want anyone to ever feel like that.”

So it was settled.

“Jeremiah never ceases to amaze his Dad and I with his ideas, caring attitude, plans for his future, and his kind demeanour. He is a true role model to everyone around him. He makes us want to be better people.”

Jeremiah will be collecting non-perishable food donations until December 17 at his school, St. Joseph and at his parent’s business Nelson Florist on Vernon St.