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Boy collects more than 9,000 pounds of food for Whidbey Island food bank

Spencer Jonas celebrates his birthday by asking for food donation for the Whidbey Island food bank.

Since he was 4, Spencer Jonas has given up gifts on his birthday so he can give back to his community. Spencer's sacrifice has led to an even greater gift; a yearly tradition of collecting food for the food bank on Whidbey Island. 

Spencer gives the food collected to Good Cheer Food Bank

"Every year I set a goal of collecting more food than the last year. I have met that goal all but one time, but I learned that was okay, too!" Spencer said in his ask letter. 

Now for his 12th birthday, he set a goal of 2,000 pounds and he surpassed that by collecting 9,129 pounds. 

You can support Spencer's efforts on his Facebook Page.