TO achieve her final badge before advancing to scouts, Nakita Plumridge needed to do something for charity.
The 10-year-old Falcon Scout Group member and Glencoe Primary School student chose Peel Community Kitchen, which provides meals to the homeless and disadvantaged.
Her target was collecting a big box of food in one day but five days into her food drive, $500-$600 of foodstuffs were stacked around her home.
Nikita presented her donation recently to Mandurah Community Kitchen board member Angelo Gangemi at Falcon Scout Hall.
“Nakita pulled out all the stops to collect as much as possible for Peel Community Kitchen,’’ her father Ian said.
“It proves that just one person, even a 10-year-old, can make a difference.”
Mr Gangemi said many people donated cans of food to the kitchen but basics like rice, sugar and milk were preferable.
Mandurah Community Kitchen will distribute the food to those in need in the community.
The organisation provides about 500 meals a week and survives mainly on donations.