FLAGSTAFF SECOND GRADER FEEDS 875 PEOPLE IN FLAGSTAFF … WITH CUPCAKES

Feeding the hungry, one cupcake at a time.

FLAGSTAFF SECOND GRADER FEEDS 875 PEOPLE IN FLAGSTAFF … WITH CUPCAKES

When Cyanne Henson decided to start a cupcake club in her neighborhood, she had a hard time convincing her friends to jump aboard. For most second-graders, eating cupcakes beats making and selling them.

But the Mountain Charter School student was determined to not only make cupcakes, but make a difference in her community. And with the help of her mom, Lauren, she sold more than 70 of them to relatives, friends and neighbors, with the proceeds going to feed hungry Flagstaff families served by St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Cyanne sold her cupcakes for one dollar each, but many of her customers gave her extra money to support her cause. When all was said and done, she delivered $125 – enough to allow St. Mary’s to distribute enough food for 875 meals – along with an extra dozen cupcakes for Food Bank employees to enjoy.

“She was really proud to know she was helping to feed that many people and excited that so many of them are children that don’t enjoy the same advantages that she has,” Lauren said. “She started with an idea and she followed through and she had a chance to see the end result. We had fun doing it.”

Cyanne is the latest example of kids from all over Arizona who have decided that hunger in their communities is unacceptable and want to do their part to help. From book sales, to birthday parties where food donations are substituted for gifts to scavenger hunts in grocery stores, Arizona kids provided enough food to feed nearly 50,000 people this year. To all the kids and their supportive parents, St. Mary’s appreciates your commitment to fighting hunger in our state.

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