Six-year-old Everett Botwright is on the autism spectrum and has a special interest in Star Wars Kraft Dinner.
When stock of the product began to deplete, Everett’s family started to worry.
His father Reed Botwright says one of the setbacks involved with autism is sensory processing issues and that this manifests differently with every person.
He says in Everett’s case, he has developed an intolerance for a range of foods, beginning about three years ago.
LISTEN: Reed Botwright with Steele & Drex on receiving a wave of ‘Star Wars’ Kraft Dinner
“He is strictly eating a limited range of starches and kind of blander foods, so when out of the blue he said ‘I want to eat that’ to this Star Wars edition Kraft Dinner, my wife and were like, ‘we’ve got to do this.'”
Botwright has received an outpouring of support after he put out a message on his Facebook page asking the public for their help in getting his son more of the special edition Kraft Dinner.
It even sparked the attention of Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 15, 2017
“He went over to the dark side. He’s now helping out with a Star Wars product. In fact he tweeted me to Kraft and Kraft has since reached out to me. They’ve got a bunch of cases that they’re going to give to us.”
— drex (@drex) February 15, 2017
In addition to what Kraft Dinner is sending the Botwright family, a number of people and grocery stores are stepping up to the plate.
“We’re now in the logistics mode… we’re looking at storage containers.”