9-year-old donates three tons of food

SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Inside the Spooner House in Shelton, a movement has begun.

The pantry is overflowing with food.

“Well over 6,000 pounds of food already,” said Susan Agamy, Executive Director of the Spooner House.

In just two months, over three tons has been collected.

“Close to 5,500 meals. That’s a lot of people who will be able to eat,” said Agamy.

The force behind the massive undertaking is Sam Rodrigue, at just 9-years-old.

The fourth-grader has collected more food than some small towns.

“Every morning (my father) makes me a warm breakfast. But other kids, they don’t have that. They go to bed hungry every single night and go to school hungry every single day,” said Rodrigue.

He set out to make a difference.

Not just one food drive, but thirteen.

He even started his own organization called “Sam’s Kids.”

Complete with his own website, Sam has set his sights on some bold goals, and has no shortage of motivation or inspiration.

“His movement is to end childhood hunger,” said his dad, Glenn Rodrigue.

He plans on keeping his collections going well beyond Thanksgiving.

“He is going to spark action in other kids, in adults and not just here in Lower Naugatuck valley, but around the country,” said Agamy.

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