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Teen Hopes To Bring Healthy Food To The Homeless

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Hoboken, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Jeremy Garriga is a 17 year-old Jersey City student at County Prep High School who has been working hard to improve the lives of Hudson County’s homeless.

Over the holidays Jeremy ran his second annual “Soxcess” sock drive for the homeless and now he is on another mission to start a culinary arts program.

“My culinary arts program will teach the homeless to cook healthy meals,” Garriga promised.

Because of this good deed, Garriga is a semi-finalist in the 2014 MetroPCS Leaders & Scholars Program. If he wins he’ll be awarded a grant for college as well as a grant that goes towards helping the homeless shelter with the culinary arts program.

Now he has to win the social media vote by uploading his idea to Instagram and getting the most likes.

“The grant will go towards the program I’m applying for which is my culinary program which will be attached to the Hoboken shelter,” Garriga explained.

The Hoboken shelter’s Executive Director Jacklyn Cherubini praised Garriga and his hard work to help those in need.

“I’m so impressed with Jeremy Garriga for applying for this grant with MetroPCS to help a culinary program develop here at the Hoboken shelter,” she said,

If Garriga wins, he’ll receive $7,500 in scholarship funding and the Hoboken shelter will get $10,000 to start their program.

The Instagram video is featured on the Metro PCS Leaders and Scholars website (www.leadersandscholars.com)

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