Mandy is a food and beverage writer with bylines at WNYC, Munchies, Mic and October. She's a Certified Cicerone and award-winning homebrewer living, writing and cooking in New York City.
The young baker Jayden leaning against a stove

This Young Baker Makes Pies to Help Fight Hunger in His Community

Jayden Hairston is a 11-year-old boy in Westchester, New York. He loves to bake—and a couple years ago got the idea to bake pies to raise money to donate to a local food bank.