LemonAid Stand Day
July 29th Locations:
Rodefer Moss & Co.
608 Mabry Hood Rd.
August 23: St. Mark United Methodist Church will hold a stand at Butler and Bailey Market from 10a-3p.
More locations are being added, so check back often!
We expect this summer other kids will set up additional
LemonAid Stand locations and more restaurants will participate.
For more information, please contact Anne Trisler @ 865-765-3476,
You can become part of the LemonAid Brigade by:
6th Annual LemonAid Stand Day:
What Damon Planted is Growing with Help of Others
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
FISH Hospitality Pantries is gearing up for our 6th annual LemonAid Stand Day, Tuesday, July 29, 2014!
We will again be joining Damon Rodefer, LemonAid Stand Day creator, and many area restaurants
to raise funds for food to help ensure that all Knoxville families have enough to eat.
Help us make this year's LemonAid Stand Day the best yet!
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014:
Please plan to visit Damon's official stand at Rodefer Moss & Co, 608 Mabry Hood Road,
Knoxville, TN 37923.
Visit one of the participating restaurants (listed on the right) to make a donation to Fish Hospitality Pantries, and in
return, get a free glass of lemonade.
Stop by one of our off-site lemonade stands at great places like EarthFare--dates and locations to follow!
Contact us to find out how your group can host your own lemonade stand!
Donations can also be made here on our website through PayPal
) or send via mail to:
FISH Hospitality Pantries
800 Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919.
For more information please contact Anne Trisler @ 865-765-3476,
All proceeds for this event will go directly to FISH Hospitality Pantries for
food purchases and will help make sure that no one in Knoxville goes hungry.
Thanks to Damon, we have seen what one person can do to make a difference in our
community, what one idea can become. Please join us and let's all make
LemonAid Stand the biggest success ever!
A note to family and friends from Damon Roderer:
The first time I visited a FISH Hospitality Pantry, and saw so many
families coming for food help, I knew I wanted to do more to help provide food for those in need.
When my 10th birthday came I took my birthday money gifts and donated them to the
FISH Pantry so they could provide more food to hungry people.
Then, that Summer, I had the idea of selling lemonade and cookies and other snacks to people coming
one day to my Dadís office building. I sold lots of Lemonade that July day,
and from Dadís office, I telephoned friends and family and offered to deliver
lemonade to them for a donation to feed the hungry in Knoxville. Many wanted to participate in
helping feed local hungry families and pledged to send donations for the cause.
Soon after, as a result of all the help from all who participated, I was able to present a
check to FISH for $4000.00. In 2010, the project raised $13,200 as more kids (and adults too)
got involved and several restaurants participated by inviting donations from their customers
and offering them a free glass of lemonade.
Last year, LemonAid Stand Day raised more than $25,000
to support FISH Hospitality Pantries. LET'S DO IT AGAIN THIS SUMMER. We are making LemonAid Stand Day an annual event.
This yearís date is Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
You do not have to wait until LemonAid Stand Day to make your contribution to support this yearís event.
Please send your tax deductible gift to me at the address below. Make checks payable to FISH Hospitality
FISH Hospitality Pantries
800 Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
Thanks to special purchases and donated food items, with only $5 FISH can provide a 3-day supply of food to a family of 4. $50 feeds a family for a month. $600 means one family (not the same family) would be eating every day of the year thanks to your generosity.
FISH Hospitality Pantries provides 11,000 food packages each month to families in need from four neighborhood-based Knoxville pantries.
It hurts me to even think about anyone having to go to be hungry. Your generosity will go a long way in helping to make sure that no one has to even miss a single meal. Through this experience, I have learned that if a lot of people work together with a common goal, then they can be almost unstoppable.
Help make this year's LemonAid Stand Day the greatest ever. It will make a great difference in the lives of families needing food. Thank you!
Link to WBIR story from 2010
Photo courtesy of WBIR
Damon's LemonAid stand in
West Knoxville is anything but typical. He and his friends are on a feeding frenzy.
For the second year in a row, Damon is selling lemonade to raise
money for the FISH Hospitality pantries which feeds local families in need.
To say business is good is an understatement. The dozen gallons of lemonade are flowing
at not one, but 2 locations, his father's business, Rodefer Moss & Co. LLC and Clayton
Bank and Trust.
Link to Knoxville News-Sentinel story from 2010
An 11-year-old setting up a lemonade stand on a
sweltering summer day isn't unusual.
Raising thousands of dollars such as Damon Rodefer did this week through his
"LemonAid Stand" fundraiser is extraordinary.
Barely old enough to add up all those dollars, Rodefer held the event Tuesday for the second year to benefit
FISH Hospitality Pantries, an organization that feeds hungry families in the Knoxville area.
With help from some area businesses, the Episcopal School of Knoxville student had by 5 p.m.
raised about $12,000, before restaurant tallies, said mother Shelly Rodefer.
Link to WVLT story from 2010
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Eleven-year-old
Damon Rodefer raised thousands of dollars for hungry families in East Tennessee today
by handing out cold lemonade and snacks.
At his second annual lemonade stand, Rodefer raised up to $12,000 with the help of
corporate sponsors, some area restaurants and several friends.
All proceeds are going to the FISH Hospitality Food Pantry, which feeds about 11,000
families a month. Last year, he raised $4,000.
Did you know that:
- When you give $5
- A Famliy of 4
- Can Eat for 3 Days
Be a Part of FISH 5-4-3
FISH Gift Cards
FISH GIft Cards are a great way to honor family and
friends and feed hungry families at the same time.
Your family and friends will receive an attractive
Gift Card telling them how many families you have fed in their name.
for more information.
Your gift of $10 will feed
TWO families for three days.