Wednesday: St. Louis Woman’s GoFundMe To Feed Kids Raises About 38 Times Original Goal | St. Louis Public Radio

Wednesday: St. Louis Woman’s GoFundMe To Feed Kids Raises About 38 Times Original Goal

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This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” during the noon hour Wednesday. This story will be updated after the show. Here are the ways that you can listen live.

For five years, Champale Anderson has been distributing free snack bags to the kids in her neighborhood who would otherwise go hungry.

“Sometimes that snack is the only thing the kids have that evening,” she says. “They get a bag at 3 p.m., and they’re back by 7 p.m. for more.”

Anderson had been supplying the snacks out of pocket for awhile, and decided recently to start a GoFundMe campaign. She started the campaign with a goal of raising $1,500, and as of September 16, has raised $56,662. The amount raised continues to climb each day.

Wednesday on St. Louis on the Air, Sarah Fenske will talk with Anderson about her hopes for the campaign, which she is calling Champ’s Teardrops. 

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