Marcus Scribner is kicking off back-to-school season in the best way possible — by giving back to his community!
The 19-year-old “Black-ish” star, who plays Yara Shahidi‘s on-screen little brother and recently made an appearance on her Freeform spinoff “Grown-ish,” teamed up with Frito-Lay and Feed the Children to distribute food and essentials to local Los Angeles families in need, help students pick out new school supplies, and share positive words of encouragement using the newly-launched Snackable Notes chip bags. For every Snackable Note written on a Frito-Lay chip bag and submitted to their website, Frito-Lay Variety Packs will make a $1 donation to the anti-hunger organization, supplementing up to two million meals for struggling families.
To celebrate the impactful event, we caught up with Marcus to find out why the cause is so near and dear to his heart, and what he hopes young people all over the country take away from it.
“It means the world [to me…this event is] right around the corner from where I grew up…bringing things back to your community and trying to reinvigorate that area and give back to those who helped to support you in the past…I’m so happy that Frito-Lay and Feed the Children are doing that.”
“You can lead with your actions. It’s not about donating money; anybody can write a check. It’s about donating time, getting out there, doing things for your community. Obviously, money helps because we need money to fund the programs, but at the same time…little acts of kindness and making sure you’re getting out there and physically reinvesting in your community is extremely important.”
“Everybody can make a change and everybody has an audience. We all have friends! If we all talk to our friend groups and influence them, then that will cause a chain reaction across the world. Know that everyone has an influence and everyone can make an impact.”
“Get out there and make your voice heard, because everybody has their own unique platform, whether it’s within your friend group or across the country. Use whatever platform you have!”
Feeling inspired to make a difference in the world? Learn more about The Cameron Boyce Foundation, an organization that carries out Cameron Boyce’s passion to provide young people with artistic and creative outlets as alternatives to violence and negativity.