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This 7-Year-Old Boy Donated 7,000 of His Favorite Food Items to Families in Need

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Kaden’s initiative went viral, filling his family’s living room with donations in 10 days
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Donations of mac n’ cheese, pancake mix, cereal, spaghetti, peanut butter filled two trucks headed to the food pantry.

Kaden Newton isn’t your average 7-year-old boy in Rockwall, Texas; he’s a kid with a passion for helping others that has led him to be a donor of 7,000 food items to hungry families in his community.

Diana Newton, Kaden’s mom, told WFAA 8 that he’s wanted to help those in need since the age of 4, and while on a trip to the Helping Hands food pantry in Rockwell, he noticed children at the pantry were missing a few of his favorite treats.

"It was not like kid-friendly,” Kaden told WFAA 8. “They didn't have like Chef Boyardee or pancake mix.”

After that trip, Kaden and his parents started a non-profit called Mac & Cheese and Pancakes.

The organization was advertised on social media and went viral. Kaden and his family received thousands of donations within 10 days.

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“Obviously we've lost our living room and our dining room. But it's OK,” Newton told WFAA. "And we never expected to get this kind of response. And to get this kind of response is absolutely amazing to us."