Oklahoma Teen Sells Steer, Donates Money To Food For Kids Program

Monday, December 19th 2011, 10:43 pm
By: News 9

All year we've shared the need to feed hungry Oklahoma children. Through your generosity, we've raised more than $292,000 this year for the Food Bank's Food for Kids program.

That means 1460 more children are taking home a backpack full of food each weekend, a time when they may have little or nothing to eat.

On Monday, one Oklahoma teenager is helping the cause in a way only she can.

Fifteen-year-old Michelle Helm recently sold her steer after showing it at the Tulsa State Fair. Instead of spending her earnings on herself, Michelle decided she wanted to give every penny, $1,500, to Food for Kids.

"I could think of ways to spend it, I just decided other kids needed it more than I did," Michelle said.

"For her to realize that there is such a need for other children, like I said, it's an honor to be her parents," Michelle's mother, Sarah Helm said.

There are still countless kids who need that food to tide them over on the weekends.

Click here to see how you can donate to the Food for Kid program.