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Eight-year-old Cayden Taipalus was upset when he saw a friend denied a hot lunch at school because his account was overdue. When he got home that day, he told his mother how upset he was and that he had decided to do something to help his friend and others who were forced to go without a hot lunch. Cayden began returning empty bottles and cans for cash and asked form donations from family and friends. His story was picked up by a local radio station, which helped bring in even more money from people further away. The money Cayden raised paid off the accounts of students at his own school and then he visited five other schools to pay off lunch accounts for students he didn’t even know. So far, the money raised has paid for over 4,000 reduced lunches for students and Cayden has set a goal of raising even more money to help others get a hot lunch at school.—--Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

8 Year Old Pays Off Overdue Lunch Accounts Of Classmates; By Dewey Moede, http://www.fggam.org/8-year-old-pays-off-overdue-lunch-accounts-of-classmates; Accessed April 11, 2014.

James 2:15-16 (HCSB) (15) If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food (16) and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it?

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