The San Francisco Giants and Multiplying Good honored Ben Ngu '19 for his role in helping deliver lunches to the city's homeless community through the Convent & Stuart Hall One Less Hungry program.
Ben Ngu '19 was honored in a ceremony before the San Francisco Giants game on Tuesday, August 6 for his volunteerism and dedication to public service. Joined by all-star pitcher Will Smith for an on-field ceremony at Oracle Park, Ben had his accomplishments announced while photos of his service efforts were shown on the jumbotron.
Through a partnership with Multiplying Good, formerly the Jefferson Awards Foundation, the Giants recognized Ben's leadership role in Convent & Stuart Hall's One Less Hungry program. Each month, student volunteers assemble an average of 200 bagged lunches and hand them out to the city's homeless population in the surrounding communities.
As a member of the school's Students in Action team, Ben proactively managed the administrative side of One Less Hungry, rallying volunteers and communicating with Replate, a national organization that collects and distributes surplus food to those who need it, to ensure that food supplies were available for the program. During his four years at Stuart Hall High School, One Less Hungry grew from eight students to over 50 students and parents.
Tony Farrell, head of Stuart Hall High School, Ray O'Connor, the Students in Action and One Less Hungry faculty adviser who nominated Ben for the honor, and Kim Bonney from Multiplying Good also joined Ben on the field for the special presentation.
The pregame ceremony honoring Ben Ngu. Video provided by Multiplying Good.