By Vida Leon-Burns & Piper Miura

Piper and Vida cheers at their lemonade stand

Monthly donors Alma and Megan are the proud parents of Vida, 11, and Mateo, 5. Last year, Vida and her friend Piper raised close to $200 through a lemonade stand – and donated the funds to the Food Bank. “It’s important to teach our kids their place in the world, “ Alma says. Vida joined her moms in the movement to uproot hunger, will you?

Are you inspired to make your own lemonade?  Check out Vida and Piper’s “Cash-Making Lemonade” recipe!

Makes about 3 3/4 cups of Lemonade – Feel free to double it to make extra!


  • 6 lemons
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of white sugar
  • 2 ½ cups water


  1. Cut lemons in half (makes about 1 ¼ cups of lemon juice)
  2. Squeeze lemons into a pitcher
  3. Pour 2 ½ cups of water into pitcher and stir (if you want it more lemony, reduce to 2 cups)
  4. Add 2 ½ tablespoons white sugar
  5. Taste and add more sugar if you’d like it sweeter