St. Louis woman makes 100 lunches a day to feed hungry children in her community
A St. Louis woman has been feeding underprivileged children in her neighborhood for the past five years.
Champale Anderson, a health care provider who is also a mother of six, says she’s on a mission to feed the kids in her community who are living in poverty.
She told St. Louis’ Fox 2 News that she has an open-door policy for the children and will feed any child who asks for something to eat.
Kids simply knock on her door before and after school and she will give them lunch or a snack.
“I noticed the kids. They were always hungry. They get off the bus and they take off running, and they never know what I will have in the bag,” Anderson told the station.
”I switch up and have special treats for my special babies.”
Some items that can be found in the bags: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, cookies, juice and other snacks.
Neighbors told Fox 2 that Anderson makes around 100 bags a day and “puts so much love into the bags to make it possible.”
Anderson said she lives by a quote from Mother Teresa, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
She recently created a GoFundMe page to assist with growing her operation in hopes of expanding to other communities.
“I’m just trying to help the kids that don’t have enough at home or just hungry after school. I been doing this out my own money and I’m just reaching out,” Anderson wrote on the page.
She says donations will help buy food for the bags.
As of Friday night, the page had raised more than $43,000.
Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .