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Little cupcakes raise dough

You have to hand it to the fifth graders of Sacred Heart’s school in Bayside. They decided to celebrate Halloween by selling cupcakes they baked themselves and donating the proceeds to support the St. Francis of Assisi breadline.
Begun in 1929 to feed the destitute during the Great Depression, the breadline at St. Francis of Assisi Church on 31st Street in Manhattan feeds some 100,000 of the city’s hungry a year. Every morning at 7 a.m. roughly 200 people get “a cup of coffee and a couple of sandwiches,” according to the church.
The church says a $15 contribution feeds a hungry person for a week. By that reckoning, the $1,875 raised by the kids will feed more than 120 people for a week.

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