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Giant cinnamon rolls raise money, feed 'bellies and souls'


WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Scared for friends who had contracted the new coronavirus and worried about her daughter's schooling and husband's work, Whitney Rutz cried and screamed into her pillow.

Then, the Portland, Oregon, resident started baking.

What began as an effort to cheer herself up ended up lifting the spirits of many others, raising money for thousands of meals and nourishing "the bellies and souls" of health care workers — one giant cinnamon roll at a time.

Rutz's rolls have raised more than $35,000 for the Oregon Food Bank, enough for more than 105,000 meals. At first, sh...

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