DENVER - A Heritage High School senior has been living in a plexi-glass box on the 16th Street Mall nearly a week, in order to raise awareness and food for homeless Colorado kids.
Derek McKee is passionate about raising awareness for Colorado's homeless youth. There are more than 1,500 youth living on the streets in Denver.
The 8-foot-by-8-foot plexi-glass and plywood house he is living in is on the 16th Street Mall near Glenarm Place. He has left it only to use the restroom. Derek has been eating two meals per day and is collecting non-perishable food items to fill up the walls of his plexi-glass house.
"It's been incredible," McKee told 9NEWS on Friday. "The community support has been outstanding. Right now, we're at about 200 cans and our goal ultimately is around 5,000 so we've got a lot to go."
The food will be donated to Food Bank of the Rockies and distributed to hunger relief agencies in the Denver area. Learn more about Food Bank of the Rockies here, http://www.foodbankrockies.org/.