Monday, March 9, 2009

Child's selfless request helps feed the hungry

"About a year ago, [a mother and daughter] were listening as a radio announcer talked about the fact that local food banks were struggling.

"[The daughter] decided then what she wanted for her next birthday.

"She asked if she could ask children to bring food for a food drive instead of presents,'' said [the mother]. "I told her that it was a wonderful, heartfelt idea.'' When it came time for the party and the presents, [the child] didn't forget. She asked her birthday guests to bring canned goods and other nonperishable food items. No presents."

read the full story at The Fayetteville Observer.