Kartik Iyer from Woodinville, is a pre-medical sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in neuroscience. Kartik has been an active volunteer at Food Lifeline, which provides 97,000 meals for our hungry neighbors in Western Washington. Kartik teamed up with Tobi from Food Lifeline and organized and conducted a cook out event where they cooked rice cakes and received cans and cash in exchange, which were then donated to Food Lifeline.
The event was a great success, and Kartik was able to raise ~4400 meals, as confirmed by Food Lifeline volunteers and coordinators. Kartik says, "Not only am I very excited to contribute to the community that I live in today, but I would also like to encourage other students to try such different ideas to help Food Lifeline and other charity causes they may believe in."