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Student gets lemons. Makes lemonade ... and a difference!

Student gets lemons. Makes lemonade ... and a difference!

Student uses lemonade stand proceeds to refresh pantry shelves

Parker is a student at Avon Intermediate School West, where he is doing more than simply going through the paces in the classroom. He's making giant strides as a human being. According to his mom, Amanda, he's a young man with initiative.

He also makes a fantastic glass of lemonade!

Parker recently set up a lemonade stand in his neighborhood and proceeded to earn quite a bit of money. Instead of using his lemonade stand revenue for himself, he went grocery shopping and donated the cart full of non-perishable food items to the Mary Lee Maier Food Pantry.

"Although it isn't a perfect indicator of the need that exists in our community, roughly 30% of Avon students qualify for free/reduced price school meals," says Food Service Administrator Emily Cates. "I'm grateful for the role for the Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry plays in making sure none of our students or their families need to go hungry." The pantry, which operates out of AIS East on Thursday evenings, supports hundreds of Avon students and their families who struggle to find reliable access to enough healthy food.

"Our children are amazing," exclaims AIS West Principal Amber Walters. "[Parker is] shining bright light in our community and leading by example."

Thank you, Parker, for your kind, generous heart!

If you would like follow Parker's example by supporting the pantry, visit their website to learn more.

MLM Community Pantry


  • AIS West
  • Community
  • Students