Avi and his parents will be at St. Mary’s Food Bank on Wednesday, Aug. 5th at 8 a.m. to show off his cupcake creations and present St. Mary’s Food Bank with a donation.
Looking for a way to give back to those in need while quarantined during the Covid-19 pandemic, 14-year-old Avi Argarwal has turned his passion for baking into a heartfelt service project to feed the hungry.
Avi has been baking each weekend for months now. Family, friends and total strangers have been visiting his website and buying and enjoying the cupcakes he has been creating in the family kitchen. And if you look at the creations on his website, this is not your normal high school student bake sale.
Avi is donating 100 percent of all sales to St. Mary’s Food Bank and has already sold more than $1,000 to those visiting his site. His parents, who are both doctors in Phoenix, have not only supported Avi’s passion but have decided to match all donations raised for the Food Bank. Avi is going to keep baking and keep collecting for a few more weeks, but has already raised enough money to provide nearly 20,000 meals for local families impacted by the medical and economic hardships of this pandemic.
“We are thankful and so impressed to see a young man like Avi using his time, talents, and ingenuity to help the Food Bank,” St. Mary’s Food Bank President and CEO Tom Kertis said. “Thank you Avi for the sweet treats and your inspiring dedication to making a difference.”