There are many ways to make a difference. One woman in northern St. Louis is doing just that in her neighborhood through a simple task: making lunch.
Champale Anderson is a health care provider and mother of six who is making an impact in her neighborhood by giving a bag lunch that consists of sandwiches and snacks to any child who comes to her door and asks. According to Fox News 2, Anderson has been combating childhood hunger by feeding local children for the last five years.
Anderson’s act of kindness is simple, but meaningful: she has an open-door policy during school days for all kids in the neighborhood. In other words, children can knock on her door before and after school, and she will give them breakfast or lunch.
The bags are filled with kid-friendly goodies, including peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cookies, fruit, and juice. “It makes me proud,” Anderson said. “My goal is to go to different neighborhoods and give out bags.”
But even more impressive is the fact that Anderson makes about 100 bags a day. The idea behind Anderson paying it forward was the desire to simply help children in need. On her GoFund Me page, she writes, “I’m just trying to help the kids that don’t have enough at home or just hungry after school.”
That hunger, as well as Anderson’s love for these children, is clear.
“They get off the bus and they take off running, because they never know what I have in the bag,” Anderson told Fox News 2. “I switch it up. Sometimes I give them special treats for my special babies.”