Feed It Forward Triple Their Soup Kitchen Fundraising Goal
We first told you about a fundraising effort called “Feed It Forward” last month.Two kids from Waldo were trying to raise $500 for their local food pantry. So how much food and money can two kids collect for their local food bank in one month? That’s the question Morgan and Ethan Suderley of Waldo have answered. They started with a modest goal of $100. “We thought, why not change the goal? And we did, to the $500,” 11-year-old Morgan Suderley said Thursday. “Then we started thinking, if we’re gonna surpass this one, let’s go $1000.”They got Walgreens to donate 85 pounds of food. Cash donations poured in over the internet from all over the world, places like Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and as far away as Kenya. “We went to one of our friend’s houses and did a yard sale/bake sale. We put containers out in different stores,” 9-year-old Ethan Suderley said.They didn’t stop there, going to one local business after another, telling them all about their fundraising campaign. Thursday they delivered more than $1500, the fruits of their hard work, to the folks at the Belfast Soup Kitchen. Not bad for a month’s work.Alex Allmayer-Beck is the very grateful CEO at the Belfast Soup Kitchen. “Well it’s a lesson,” Allmayer-Beck said Thursday. “It’s a lesson to me. I’ve learned something. I’ve learned there’s some really good kids out there and I saw some damn good parenting.”Allmayer-Beck says over the past year they’ve gone from serving an average of 28 people a day to more than 50. With the help of people like Morgan and Ethan Suderley, that task will only get easier.