Monday, June 30th, 2014
School workers in Salt Lake City seized school lunches from about 40 elementary students earlier this year because their parents were deficient on meal payments. Meet a few inspiring kids who have taken matters into their own hands to help feed their friends.
When Cayden Taipalus, a Michigan 8-year-old, saw another student being denied a hot meal because he had no money in his lunch account, he started a “Pay It Forward: No Kid Goes Hungry” campaign by collecting donations and recycling cans and bottles. He’s raised more than $35,000 so far.
Gabbie St. Peter and Alice Willette, 8-year-old best friends in Maine, asked for donations to stock their school’s pantry with food, in lieu of gifts at their joint birthday party. Their ongoing efforts have raised over $40,000—more than 800 percent of its annual budget!
While on spring break, Vir Derola, a kindergartner in Georgia, decided to collect donations for Backpack Buddies of Pooler, Georgia, a local organization that gives a weekend backpack filled with nutritious food to kids in need. He raised more than $1,000 with help from others.
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