Jackson Harper, a 3rd grader from Blackburn Elementary School in Independence, recently celebrated his 9th birthday.

With the encouragement of his parents, he set out to collect 400 food and personal items for a donation to Harvester's, including asking his friends to bring donations to his birthday party. In just 10 days, the collection grew to over 550 items!

Jackson delivered the food to Harvester's with the help of his parents and grandparents. The donation weighed in at 486 pounds. He wants to thank everyone for their contributions and support.