Kitchener-Waterloo

Girl, 7, raises over 20,000 meals for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region

This is the second year Anna Puopolo has raised money for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region - and she's raised enough for 20,000 meals.

'I feel really glad but I think we can raise more,' says Anna Puopolo

Anna Puopolo attended the Sounds of the Season kickoff event in 2017, which raises food and funds for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. She's raising money again this year and over the two years, she's surpassed 20,000 meals. (Kate Bueckert/CBC)

All month long, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo is raising food and funds for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. 

Please consider making an online donation to the food bank by clicking here.

"So far we've raised lots," said Cambridge's Anna Puopolo in an interview with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. 

In two years of campaigning, the 7-year-old has raised more than 20,000 meals for The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. That's just over half of her goal of $5,000.

"I feel really glad but I think we can raise more," she said. "I think everyone should have a nice meal."

Anna's father Joseph says he's pleased with the progress his daughter has made to raise money.

"We're totally proud, but at the end of the day it's about the result and helping people," he said.

Wendi Campbell, CEO of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, said they appreciate all the work Anna has done.

"It's fantastic to see the impact she continues to have in the community and we thank her very much for the support," Campbell said.

People can visit Anna's page to donate to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region directly.

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