08/19/2010 // South Carolina, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
US – A South Carolina sixth grader has turned a class project into a means to feed hundreds of homeless people. As reported by Tonic on the Yahoo! Shine blog, 11 year old Katie Stagliano began growing food to feed the homeless after a cabbage she grew for a third grade class assignment grew to an astonishing 40 pounds, and was subsequently used to feed 275 people at a local soup kitchen.
Katie is quoted as stating of being inspired by the deed to continue growing food for the homeless, “I thought, ‘Wow, with that one cabbage I helped feed that many people? I could do much more than that.” In the past three years, Katie has grown over 4,000 pounds of food for soup kitchens.
Sue Hanshaw, CEO of Tricounty Family Ministries, the soup kitchen in Charleston, S.C. is quoted in the report as stating of the young girl, “She just walks in like a proud little girl with her treasures in her arm… I love what she exudes, caring for others. It’s made a big impact on a lot of people.”
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