RENO, NV - He may be only four years old, but he knows a problem when he sees it. We know hunger is a growing issue in Nevada but this little boy is on a mission to to end it. Here's how you can help Garrett Triner.
Four-year-old Garrett Triner just learned how to ride a bike. Like most kids his age, he likes to learn new things and lets curiosity get the best of him.
"Last Friday, we were driving home from the Aces game and we stopped here at my work and he saw a homeless man laying on the concrete," said Randi Vigna, his mother.
It was Triner's first encounter with a homeless person. After a series of questions, his mother explained to him that not everyone has a home or food on the table. When she asked him how it felt, he knew something didn't feel right.
"Bad, very very bad. It almost blew up my heart," he said. "I want to give them food for I can stop them being hungry."
That's when he decided on his own to make it his mission to help those in need.
"It was about 45 minutes of questions and he was like, 'Momma, I want to help hungry people. Nobody should have a hungry tummy,'" Vigna said.
He and his mother are organizing a food drive from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Spice Islands Park in Sparks to collected perishable food items for local homeless shelters.
"Everybody can help, I mean the smallest thing can make a difference to somebody who has nothing," said Vigna.
It goes to show, even the smallest bodies have the biggest hearts.