When he was only 6 years old, Zachary Bonner started doing community service in 2004 after Hurricane Charlie hit Florida. In 2005 he formed the Little Red Wagon Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to help under privileged kids with a focus on homeless youth.
To raise awareness of the plight of homeless youth, Zach walked over 4,200 miles from Tampa to Tallahassee, Tallahassee to Atlanta, Atlanta to Washington, DC, and finally the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
Now at age 16, Zach took on the Guinness Book of World Records to coordinate the World’s Largest Food Drive: Food for A Million.
The current world record for the most food collected in a 24 hour period was 559,885 pounds raised by a school in Durham, North Carolina.
Today, the Tampa Bay community helped break that record with 566,600 pounds of food that will help feed families served by Metropolitan Ministries and Feeding America Tampa Bay, in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, Highlands, Hardee and Manatee counties.
Thank you Tampa Bay for helping Zach Bonner break the Guinness Book of World Records for the most pounds of food collected in a 24 hour period.
Special thanks and heartfelt appreciation to our event volunteers and supporters.
St. Leo University
Gaither High School
Family of Christ Luteran Church
Wharton High School
The University of Tampa
HSCBC Household Finance
Bartels Middle School
Side Splitters Comedy Club
St. Clements Episcopal Church
Budget Blinds and Inspired Drapes of Greater Tampa
Eisenhower Middle School Builders Club
Tomlin Middle School
East Bay High School