Sixth-grader Lucy Babcock who created her business when she was six years old, has been awarded two grants through Youth Service America to lead community service projects that address issues of childhood hunger.
A $500 grant from Disney Summer of Service and a $400 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will support two projects.
A Fresh Food Drive on Global Youth Service Day, Saturday, April 22, will be set up from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the porch of Blackbird General Store at the Calabasas Farmers Market, 23504 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302. Volunteers will pass out flyers and collect fresh fruit, vegetable and bread donations, which will be collected by Food Forward at the end of the day. Youth musicians will perform.
Lucy’s Second Annual Kid’s Charity Concert,will take place Sunday, April 30, from 1-6 p.m. at the Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290, and will benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Local youth bands performing to “Rock Childhood Hunger” are Alinea; Alone Together; Coyotes of Topanga; Max Tomack; Moxie; Permanent Record; and The Brothers Gage. Tickets are $10 or 10 donated items to the food drive. While the bands rock the stage inside, there will be food, activity, and information booths outside, including Hollywood Photo Booth; Speak 4 Silent Voices merchandise and henna tattoos; Food Forward; and Guitar Center Studios.
What’s Your Favorite Childhood Recipe? Online Contest. Lucy is also hosting an online recipe contest. Enter, share, and vote online by April 23 (woobox.com/24kbhk). All ages can enter. Winners will be announced at the concert. Prizes For A Purpose has been selected because of the impact they have on the fight against hunger.