'Kendall's Kampaign:' 8-year-old girl helps feed KCK community

Posted at 4:41 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 09:53:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — At 5 years old, Kendall Beason decided it was time to help hungry children in her community. “Kendall’s Kampaign” was born. 

“I was kind of upset that they don’t have food, so I just decided that I need to start doing this,” she said. 

That was three years ago. 

“It has grown a lot,” said Kendall. 

“It is by far going to be our most successful year,” said her mom, Deanna. “Kendall feels like this is a call on her life, so who am I not to support it?” 

This week, they took a carload of donated food to fill the shelves of the food pantry at Mt. Carmel Redevelopment Corporation in Kansas City, Kansas.

“It is amazing what she does,” said Pamela Smart with MCRC. She added that it has been a tough year. “And it is a big help.” 

Smart said the pantry serves more than 100 families per year and their organization does much more from housing to case management. 

“The homeless, the hungry, the needy,” she said. “We are a wrap around shop.” 

If you would like to donate, the official “Kendall’s Kampaign” runs through Dec. 20, but the family and organization both said they continuously accept donations. 

Photo courtesy the Beasons

The Beasons said they will now take hundreds of dollars in cash donations they received and go buy even more food for the pantry. 

Donations can be dropped off at MCRC located at 1220 Troup Ave. in Kanas City, Kansas. Kendall’s father also takes donations at Skilled Hands Precision Styling located at 8040 Parallel, Suite 110 in Kansas City, Kansas. The family takes donations online as well.