A St. Anastasia School student in Westchester, Alexandria Wierzba, is fighting child hunger in her own way — with a bake sale stimulated by the national news magazine, Parade.

Alex and her mother were reading the Sunday paper when they came across an article in Parade about “The Great American Bake Sale,” a national fundraiser the magazine was promoting to raise funds to help provide food for hungry children.

Alex registered with the national program, called her school and requested a date to have a bake sale to raise funds for the program.

Sunday, July 25th, Alex and several friends joined to help in the baking and selling.

Her grandmother and mother made a poster to promote the bake sale at St. Anastasia School and between masses at the nearby St. Anastasia Catholic Church, Alex sold off the bake goods, raising $210 for the program.

The funds were sent by money order to “The Great American Bake Sale” program to help pay for feeding hungry children.

“Alex is nine years old and she’s an amazing little girl,” says her grandmother, Natalie H. Wierzba of Westchester.

“All who know her can’t say enough about her character and leadership skills at such a young age,” adds the proud grandmother.