12-Year Old Starts Food Bank That Feeds 1,200 Families a Month

(Photo: MAD Pantry)

Mackenzie Hinson (right) is a 12-year old girl who lives in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Last year, she founded Make a Difference Food Pantry in the fellowship hall of a local church. Now she's expanded the operation massively, renting space from which she and her staff feeds 1,200 families in the area every month. She's very talented at getting support from local businesses to keep her charity thriving. WNCN CBS quotes her mother:

“She knows mostly everybody that comes in here by name,” said Paige Hinson. “If they’re new, she’ll probably know them the next time’

Mackenzie’s rent is $1,300 dollars a month to rent a 2,400 square-foot space. About 90 percent of her operating costs come from fundraising.

“I fund raise at local restaurants like Zaxby’s in Smithfield,” Mackenzie said. “Kelly Smith, the owner, asked me if I could do a fundraiser once a month.”

The 12-year-old is also determined to reach even greater heights. “I want it to be a warehouse, a 10,000-square-foot warehouse, that’s what I want it to be.”

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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