A day before Thanksgiving, Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie volunteered Wednesday at the Ladle of Love food pantry in Burlington City and honored the volunter service of eight-year old Aidan McManus.
Since the age of five, Aiden has helped feed the homeless and those in need in Burlington County. According to the governor’s office, through writing, illustrating and selling comic books, organizing movie nights and giving speeches on how to make a difference, Aiden has successfully raised nearly $1,000 to donate to his local food pantry, Ladle of Love.
“Aidan’s story is an inspiration to each of us,” said Christie. “His work demonstrates that no matter who you are, anyone and everyone has the power to make a difference through community service. Because of the determination of this young man, my Cabinet has begun a month-long ‘Season of Service’ to give back to the greater New Jersey community by volunteering their time and assistance in a variety of ways.”