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Kaden has been selected as THE 2017 Barbara's Bakery NATIONAL KIDTREPRENEUR of the Year!!
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Thank you for voting Kaden the Grand Prize Winner of the National No Kid Hungry #HungryFor competition for 2017!!
8 year old, Kaden, has been a fan of the local food pantry since he was 4 years old. But he noticed one little problem... they didn't have any "kid-food" that he liked. So he took matters into his own hands and created "Mac & Cheese and Pancakes"... a 501c3 to benefit hungry children in Kaden's community. Kaden asks for "kid-friendly and kid-approved" foods.
On February 2nd of 2017, Kaden Newton (at age 7) launched an online campaign to help end childhood hunger in his community. Within one week, he had reached over 5,000 items! By the end of 2017, Kaden had received over 46,000 items (or approximately 54,000 pounds) and is still going strong with over 61,000 pounds! Kaden has now served North Texas organizations and food pantries in Rockwall, Dallas, Denton, Collin, McLennan, Wise, Kaufman and Hunt County. He has received generous donations from companies such as Amazon, Kelloggs, Panda Express, TGI Fridays, Kroger, and the Frisco Rough Riders Baseball Team.
Kaden is the proud recipient of the Lone Star Award, an award presented by United States Congressman John Ratcliffe. He recently was awarded the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of NorthEast Texas "Champion of the Child" award. Kaden has also been awarded the Matt Smith Outstanding Service Award and the American Legion Youth Hero award. He has been recognized for his community service and dedication by the Leatherneck Club (United States Marine Corps) of North Texas. Kaden has also been awarded by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Generation No Kid Hungry in their #HungryFor contest. He is a proud member of Team NoKidHungry! In April of 2017, Kaden was nationally awarded with the 2017 KidTrepreneur of the Year Grand Prize sponsored by Barbara's Bakery. In May of 2017, Kaden was awarded a 2017 Helping Hands of Rockwall Starfish Ambassador Award from the organization's CEO, Jon Bailey. In the Fall of 2017, Kaden's company was invited to New York City to attend the New York City Wine and Food Festival, sponsored by Food Network and No Kid Hungry. Kaden's company has also been written about in Food Network magazine. Most recently, Kaden has been awarded with the Wilkinson Center's Can Do Award and is honored for the recognition.
Anyone, anywhere can go to Kaden's Amazon Wishlist and ship items directly to his headquarters where it will be distributed to food pantries across North Texas. Thanks for spreading the word and helping fight childhood hunger!!