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8-year-old honored for school lunch fundraiser

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HOWELL, MI (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.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports 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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