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8-Year-Old Honored For School Lunch Fundraiser

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HOWELL, Mich. (AP) - An 8-year-old Michigan student is being honored for efforts to raise money so all children at his school would be able to buy hot lunch.

Cayden Taipalus started the effort with his mother by raising $64 though bottle and can returns and donations, and online fundraising has since brought in more than $27,000.

Cayden is a third-grader at Challenger Elementary in Howell Public Schools.

Amber Melke-Peters says her son's efforts began after he saw a boy put a hot lunch back and get a cheese sandwich instead. Cayden was honored Monday at by the district's Board of Education. During a ceremony, he introduced his family, shook hands with board members and left quietly.

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