In the town of Miramar, Florida, just 30 minutes outside of Miami, Amogh Baranwal is leading a revolution. It’s not political or motivated by recognition. It’s human and based on the simple idea that everyone deserves to eat. With Joshua’s Heart Foundation (JHF), Amogh is tackling poverty and hunger head on. The organization has done work in six states and on four continents. Collectively, volunteers like Amogh has served five million meals and recruited 60,000 other youth volunteers.
Amogh joined the fight as a six-year-old when his parents took him to a food distribution. Today, at 17 and with over 1,000 hours under his belt, he is the Chair of the Junior Advisory Board of JHF and an advocate with Bread for the World. He focuses on both charity and justice. As an outgoing people-person, Amogh had to find new ways to communicate during the pandemic lockdown and thrives as he leads meetings, hosts educational seminars and meets with congressional representatives.
So, what does the future hold for a teenager with a passion for improving the lives of others? Amogh is eyeing an MD with a Master’s in Public Health, following his older sister into the medical field. In the meantime, he’ll continue helping people in need by working to change the system while providing temporary solutions.