Ionia boy donates birthday money to feed others

Braxton Montgomery
Braxton Montgomery

IONIA, Mich. (WOTV) Seven year old Braxton Montgomery is showing his Ionia County community that a child with autism can think big.

Montgomery heard children in Ionia were going to bed hungry and he wanted to help. He asked his mother if he could use his birthday money to buy food to help children who are less fortunate. Montgomery purchased food for the IM Kids 3rd Meal program.

Montgomery shatters the myth that children with autism lack empathy for others. His mother said, “Braxton has always been a compassionate person.”

Here’s how you can help!

IM Kids 3rd Meal is committed to providing sack suppers to children in need. The dinners are provided five nights a week, supplying nutrients from all major food groups. Through a partnership with Feeding America West Michigan, IM Kids 3rd Meal is able to purchase bulk food quantities for cents on the pound.

The mission is to provide 500 meals per day for children in Montcalm and Ionia counties. Email or call (616) 527-4900.

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