Child trick-or-treats for donations

CENTERVILLE — For the 26th year in a row, Crossroads Church in Dayton will be having it’s annual food drive for families in need this holiday season. On Halloween, a local boy went door to door asking for donations in addition to trick-or-treating for candy.

Jordan Baker, 10, has been helping collect donations for Crossroads Church his entire life. This year, he spent the day asking for donations and handing our pamphlets so people can prepare to donate.

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“When I am done getting candy, I will hand them one of these it has a barcode and then they can scan it for Venmo,” Jordan said. “And they can give me money so that I can raise money for people that can’t afford food.”

The food drive Jordan collection donations for provides complete Thanksgiving meals with all the trimmings to families in need in the Tri-State area.

Due to the pandemic, Jordan realized people did not want to leave their houses to buy food for donations, so he offered to do it for them.

“It almost just started off with me wanting to go shopping for someone and my mom said, ‘Just make a video and we’ll set it on Facebook,’” Jordan said.

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That video inspired people to send money to Jordan’s Venmo account to but supplies. With that money, he was able to fill over 40 boxes of meals for families.

Jordan’s dad, Dave Baker, said his son wants to aim even higher.

“He set a goal. I don’t know where he randomly came up with this number of 1250,” Dave Baker said.

Jordan told News Center 7′s Kayla McDermott that he helping people this way makes him feel good.

“I feel good about making sure that people get their Thanksgiving food because they should be able to have it,” Jordan said.

Anyone who is interested in donating can scan the QR Code below or email Jordan’s mother, Jennifer Baker, at jennifer.baker@crossroads.net.

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