High Schooler Lahari Raja Fights Food Insecurity in the Greater Lansing Area

At age fifteen, Okemos High School Sophomore Lahari Raja has taken part in food drives in each of her hometowns. Her most recent is the annual Crunch the Hunger Food Drive, which is entering its second year. Her experience stems from her participation in her middle school’s food drive in Troy, Michigan, leaving her with the knowledge to implement one after moving to the Greater Lansing area. “I got to see what a difference one can of food makes. It left a huge mark on me and I think that’s what really got the gears moving,” Raja said.