Emilee Suddarth, 9, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, loves to bake. She's turned baking into a little business, baking for friends and family. But it's not about profit. She uses her earnings to bake desserts for the elderly who rely on the nonprofit One Good Meal for food deliveries. Emilee and her mom volunteer with the organization.
With annual fundraisers cancelled due to the pandemic, Emilee instead auctioned off a tray of her sweets. There was a bidding war, and the top three bidders donated $100 each. Another bidder offered to match their bids, for a total of $600. That will provide 130 meals to Lee's Summit residents who might otherwise go hungry. "I was speechless," said Emilee.