Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

Five Year Old Feeds the Hungry

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This is a great story!  A 5 year old named Phoebe from San Francisco had her first encounter with the downtrodden a few months ago.  She say a man holding a sign asking for food.  She asked her parents about the man, why he didn’t have food, and so forth.  She was appalled when she learned that some people don’t have the money to eat each day.

Phoebe decided to do something.  She decided she would raise money for the San Francisco Food Bank.  She set a goal of raising $1000 in two months.

Though the goal seemed awfully high for a 5 year old, her parents and day care teacher helped her put it into play.  She decided to collect aluminum cans.  She sent out letters to 150 family members and friends asking for them to donate cans.

If you think Phoebe set herself up for failure, you’re wrong.  People dropped off cans at the day care center.  They mailed in donations.  In the end, Phoebe beat her goal by collecting $3,736.30!  She helped feed 17,800 needy people in San Francisco.

You can see Phoebe in action on the Food Feed Blog

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