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Caring kids donate lemonade stand profits to food bank

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Letter that accompanied the donation (photo via Facebook)

Letter that accompanied the donation (photo via Facebook)

A trio of caring kids have donated the profits of their lemonade stand business to their local food bank.

The Utah Food Bank posted a photo of the note that accompanied the donation on its Facebook page.

Via Facebook:

Dear Utah Food Bank,

I wanted to contribute the money I made from my lemonade stand to help feed the hungry.

Sincerely,

Aidan (8)
Sofia (8)
Zach (6)

The letter was accompanied by a check for $36.50, according to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune.

Utah Food Bank spokeswoman Heidi Cannella told the Upbeat in an email that "1 in 5 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal will come from." The Utah Food Bank "distributed over 34 million pounds of food (the equivalent of over 28 million meals)" in 2012.

Commenters posted a slew of positive messages on the Utah Food Bank's Facebook page regarding the kids' donation. One person wrote, "That is so awesome! What great kids."

Another referenced Salt Lake City's Primary Children's Medical Center in her post: "So cute. My girls (7&8) decided to have a lemonade stand to raise money for primary children's last week. They have a cousin that's been there three months. Even the pizza guy was like, "ah, you're no saving up for n (sic) iPod? You're wanting to raise money for sick children?" Children can be friggin amazing!"

Ginette Bott, Chief Marketing Officer of the Utah Food Bank, issued her congratulations in a statement she shared with the Upbeat.
"We are always so thrilled when children recognize that they have the ability to help people in need. It is very important that all family members work together to understand how they can help in the fight against hunger. We hope the kids can turn their lemonade stand into a full-time summer business venture to help kids in Utah. Thanks and congratulations to these young entrepreneurs."

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