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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 01:52 PM
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5-Year-Old Girl Feeds Nearly 18,000 Hungry San Franciscans
 
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5-Year-Old Girl Feeds Nearly 18,000 Hungry San Franciscans; What Can You Do? (VIDEO)

Toan Lam

Founder of www.GoInspireGo.com
Posted: July 25, 2009 11:36 AM

Little Phoebe, from San Francisco, California has a big heart. That's an understatement. Actually, her kindness and compassion is bigger than most grown ups I've crossed paths with while reporting TV news for nearly a decade.

It started off with a simple question by Phoebe, an adorable little girl with long brown locks, peach-colored cheeks and big doe eyes, like a character straight out of a Disney after-school special. After seeing a person holding a cardboard sign begging for food, Phoebe wondered, "Why does that man look so sad, and why is he holding a sign in the street?"

That question to her parents, during her daily ride to daycare, sparked an idea that has helped feed nearly 18,000 hungry San Franciscans.

A grown up conversation ensued. "What can we do to help?" asked Phoebe. Her parents told her about one possible place the hungry could go for help; The food bank.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toan-lam/5-year-old-girl-...
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 01:57 PM
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1. great
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 02:26 PM
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2. Responding just to the subject heading...I have not seen the video or read the aricle
Edited on Mon Jul-27-09 02:28 PM by laconicsax
I would think that it would take more than one 5-year old to feed 18,000 people. 5-year olds aren't especially meaty.

On edit: Color me embarrassed...I thought that, well, never mind. Truly inspirational.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 03:06 PM
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4. Some States Have Catch Restrictions On Age

A lot of states don't allow you to keep older ones of breeding age, so that the stock doesn't become depleted.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 04:50 PM
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7. Love that avatar!
:rofl:
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 02:50 PM
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3. Must have been soup?

That's how I stretch ingredients.

:P :P :P
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 04:44 PM
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5. How long until the right demonize her?
They'll probably send her death threats for being a "soclialist"
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 01:11 AM
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10. A right-wing co-worker was talking about his kids on Facebook...
Edited on Tue Jul-28-09 01:17 AM by targetpractice
He posted pictures from a poorly attended July 4th tea party, and one picture showed his young daughter wearing a tie-dyed t-shirt. One of his friends remarked, "Be careful. She's gonna be a liberal hippie!"

My fellow co-worker responded, "My kids will be alright! My boy gets it, but she's gonna be tougher to train. She asked me why can't we help everyone who is hungry in the world. Argh!"

I was so disgusted that a father would be in the least bit concerned about such a sincere and innocent sentiment from his own daughter. Hopefully, she'll grow up with a rebellious streak.
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 02:07 AM
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11. "followers of christ"
:eyes:
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 11:26 AM
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14. Yeah, that Jesus dude was such a buzzkill
:D
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Naturyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 04:04 AM
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12. Yeah, he'd better get those notions out of her ASAP.
Compassion is NOT a family value.
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Kajsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 04:49 PM
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6. What a neat little girl she is!
She cares about others and puts
her compassion into action to
help those in need.

Thanks for sharing this great story.

:)
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 05:04 PM
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8. Proud prescool teacher here
I love kids .
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-27-09 09:23 PM
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9. bravo!
:toast: apple juice toast
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indimuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-28-09 05:30 AM
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13. So happy you posted!
I was just about to, myself. So inspiring. What an Angel... O8) :kick:
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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 12:00 AM
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15. Very inspiring.
What a ray of sunshine that was!
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theflyer03 Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-09-09 10:35 PM
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16. how cool is that?
tks for the post
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