Mother of 6 hands out 100 lunches daily for kids in poverty

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Mother of 6 hands out 100 lunches daily for kids in poverty

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (CNN) — A North St. Louis woman is on a mission to feed kids in her community who live in poverty and may sometimes go hungry.

Champale Anderson is a health care provider, a mother of six, and has been feeding kids in her neighborhood for five years.

“I was noticing how the kids, they are always hungry,” Anderson said.

Anderson has an open door policy on school days for the kids in the community. They can knock on her door before and after school, and she hands them a snack for breakfast and lunch.

“They get off the bus and they take off running and they never know what I will have in the bag. I switch it up like special treats for my special babies.”

Bags are filled with goodies many kids love, such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cookies, fruit, vegetables, juice, snacks and a few other surprises.

“It makes me proud, and I want to keep going, and my goal is to, I want to go to different neighborhoods and give out bags,” she said.

“I do a hundred bags every day, sometimes a little more for the kids that’s coming extra. Their parents bring them over here to get it the bags, and I’m going to start doing extra bags now maybe about 150.”

Anderson said she lives by a quote by Mother Teresa:

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

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