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Mesa kids give back with lemonade stands, water drives [Video]

In the summer of 2023, this girl ran a lemonade stand to donate half of her proceeds to United Food Bank.

MESA, Ariz — From lemonade stands to water drives, when kids spearhead projects to benefit those in need, their compassion is contagious. One of those kids is Lucy Santoro.

In the summer of 2023, Lucy ran a lemonade stand to donate half of her proceeds to United Food Bank.

“Kids are innately compassionate,” said Mandy Hodges, with United Food Bank. “They have a desire to help others, to make their community better, already deep down in their hearts. So, we just want to make sure that, as a food bank, in a place where people can come and make a difference in their community, that it’s open truly to all ages, starting with kids.”

The $80 that Lucy raised for United Food Bank turned into roughly 400 meals for …

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