We, as a society, tend to be critical of young adults. We older folks see many millennials and so-called Gen Z’ers as having a sense of entitlement, that they lack commitment to a career, or that they don’t understand how the world actually works.
That may be true for some young adults, but the same holds true for this group of people as for others: It’s impossible to paint them all with a broad brush. Many of these young adults are very conscious of helping people in need and making their communities a better place to live.
I saw one story recently on “NBC Nightly News.” Though I rarely get home in time to see it, when I get the chance, I prefer this show because I think Lester Holt is one of the most credible people on air today. He’s got the awesome broadcast voice and seems to me to take stories as objectively as possible.
Anyway, each week, the network has a segment titled “Inspiring America.” And the clip below really grabbed my attention. It’s about a group of college students who saw a need for food for people in their community. They also saw a supply: the food thrown away by restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores despite still being edible.
As you’ll see in this clip, the students wrote software that matches up the supply with the demand.
It’s good stuff. And you can’t help but feel good about the efforts of these young adults who are helping people they very likely will never meet in person.
Makes you ask “What can I do to help others today,” doesn’t it?