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Kaden has been selected as THE 2017 Barbara's Bakery NATIONAL KIDTREPRENEUR of the Year!!

7 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 non-profit company to benefit hungry children in Kaden's community. Kaden asks for "kid-friendly and kid-approved" foods.

On February 2nd 2017, 7 year old Kaden Newton launched an online campaign to help end childhood hunger in his community. In the first 14 days, he had raised over 10,000 items! Just past the 9 month mark, Kaden has received over 45,000 items (or approximately 53,500 pounds) and is still going strong! 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, 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. 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 NKH (No Kid Hungry)! 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. Most recently, Kaden's company was invited to New York City to attent 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.

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!!



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Thank you for voting Kaden the Grand Prize Winner of the National No Kid Hungry #HungryFor competition for 2017!!