Did you know that over 50 million Americans—including more than 17 million children—lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis … and they struggle with real hunger everyday.
While I’ve never known true hunger, I do know that no one should ever have to experience it. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Stefani of Cupcake Project, Andrew of Andrew Mark Veety, and I have signed up to be Missouri’s hosts for this year’s Food Blogger Bake Sale for Share Our Strength.
Share Our Strength is the leading national organization working to make sure no child in America grows up hungry. They weave together a net of community groups, activists, and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn, and play.
Organized by Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking, The National Food Bloggers Bake Sale features food bloggers from across the country, who will unite to support the cause by holding bake sales in their states on the same day. Our food blog readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location.
100% of the funds raised through The National Food Bloggers Bake Sale support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America by helping fund afterschool and summer feeding programs.
Today, more families in America are facing hunger due to the economy and rising unemployment,” said Bill Shore, Share Our Strength Founder and Executive Director. “Summer is an especially difficult time because nearly 17 million children facing hunger in America no longer have access to the school meals they rely on,” added Shore.
If you live near St. Louis, we are looking for your help!
Here’s how you can participate:
- Are you a home baker who can bake something from scratch (cakes, cookies, brownies, pies, fudge, cupcakes, anything)? We are looking for baked goods to sell. You don’t need to be a food blogger, and your baked goods don’t have to be gourmet. If you can help by donating (even if it’s just a small amount), we’d really appreciate it! If you are interested in baking for the sale, please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Are you a local bakery that would like to donate a gift card to be given away at our bake sale raffle? We’d love your help and will be happy to pimp your business in future posts, tweets, and at the bake sale itself. If you are able to donate to the sale, please drop me an email at email@example.com.
- Are you someone who likes to eat baked goods? Come on, who isn’t! Mark May 14th on your calendars now. Stefani, Andrew, and I will be posting more details about the location and time of the bake sale once we have everything in place.
If you don’t live near St. Louis, remember that this is a nationwide effort. Check out the list of Food Blogger Bake Sales by state to get involved in a bake sale near you … and if there isn’t one in your area, I encourage you to step up and host one yourself!
I believe it was Mother Teresa who said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” I know that through this event, and your support, we’ll be helping to feed more than a few people … and I’m quite proud of that.
As I mentioned above, 100% of the funds raised through The National Food Bloggers Bake Sale will go to the cause. Can we count on your support?
[Update: I am excited to announce that the St. Louis Food Blogger Bake Sale now has a location! Sappington Farmers' Market has graciously offered their store to us to host the bake sale, and they are also going to donate a portion of their day's proceeds to Share Our Strength as well! Thank you, Sappington Farmers' Market!
So, please join us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 14th, at Sappington Farmers' Market to support this wonderful organization ... and enjoy some tasty treats from local St. Louis bakers!]