More Than Soup: 5-year-old Alexandria boy launches food drive to fight hunger

A 5-year-old Virginia boy is proving he's not too young to make a big difference in the fight against hunger in his community. 

Campbell Reid, a junior kindergartner at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, has been learning about the food needs of people in his city. Campbell was so impacted by what he learned that he asked his parents if he could set up a stand to help get food available to those who need it. 

And so, Campbell's "More Than Soup" food drive was born. His stand officially opened for business inside the Safeway store on King Street last Saturday, and it's complete with signage he made. His teachers and friends at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School helped him make some flyers and spread the word in the community, as well as through the school's newsletters and on social media. 

In just one weekend, this little boy's drive is already a huge success. Campbell collected $300 and five grocery carts full of donations! His school says he plans to donate the food he collects to ALIVE! (Alexandrians InVolved Ecumenically), and the toiletry items to Carpenter's Shelter

This is only the beginning for Campbell. His stand will be open through May 2 inside the Safeway store (3526 King Street, Alexandria) during the following hours:

Monday through Friday, 3:30-5 pm
Saturdays, 9 am – 3 pm
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