Meet Kaden Newton, 7-Year-Old Entrepreneur. Yeah, we said 7… Kaden has created a company called “Mac & Cheese and Pancakes” through which he donates “kid-friendly” foods to his local food pantry in Texas!
Kaden and his very supportive parents have been donating food to their local food pantry for the last 3 years, because Kaden had mentioned back then, he wanted to start a business to help feed the poor.
Tear jerker, we know! Most 4 year olds would be fiddling around mom or dads IPad or IPhone, Kaden was thinking waaaaay above his mental age.
Kaden didn’t just stop at donating foods, he began to take a closer look at the families that were in the waiting rooms of the Food Pantry, and became very aware that many of the foods were not items that kids his age would really get “excited” about.
And that’s were “Mac & Cheese and Pancakes” came to life. He began creating a list of products such as Chef Boyardee, Peanut Butter, Mac & Cheese, and spaghetti. He promoted the Amazon Wish List on his “Mac & Cheese and Pancakes” Facebook Page, and started to coordinate food drives within the community.
It did not stop there… Kaden began to ask his school staff, family members, friends, and anyone who would be enthusiastic and nice enough to donate some Kid friend foods! By week two, it grew nationwide attention and Kaden reached over 10,000 items donated!! Over 12,000 lbs. of food donations.
GO KADEN! What a beautiful story, definitely out of the norm with our blogs about mediation and yoga, but when a very special person does something out of the ordinary to touch thousands of lives, you cannot just ignore it!