Update (4/10) – We have a time and location set. See the Facebook event page for all of the details!
Here’s the description of the national effort from the Food Blogger Bake Sale home page:
Organized by Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking, food bloggers from across the country will unite to end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their states. Readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location.
Funds raised through the Food Blogger Bake Sale support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America. Nearly one in four—children in America face hunger, that’s more than 17 million kids!! Despite the good efforts of governments, private-sector institutions and everyday Americans, millions of our children still don’t have daily access to the nutritious meals they need to live active, healthy lives. More information on Share Our Strength can be found at http://strength.org/ Last year we raised over $16,000 and this year we are shooting to raise even more!!
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! Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in baking for the sale, and we can talk about the details.
- 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. Drop me an email at email@example.com if you are able to donate to the sale.
- Are you someone who likes to eat baked goods? Of course you are! Mark May 14 on your calendars now. I’ll post more details about the location and time once we have everything locked down.
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 and see if you can get involved in one near you. If there isn’t one in your area, perhaps you’d like to host!
Thanks for your support! My tummy is rumbling right now and it’s only been a couple of hours since I last ate. It’s hard and saddening to picture true hunger. I hope that we can help in some small way.