Westport, CT—A tasty cupcake, a few delicious cookies, a chocolate loaf cake, just a few of the delectable goodies most of us enjoy from time to time with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee—a sweet treat after a good meal.
But for too American children there are no such treats—because there is no meal to follow. Tonight 1 in 5 will go to bed hungry. That’s more than 16 million kids or enough to fill 845 basketball arenas.
On May 18th, a group of local residents, cooks and authors are gathering to bring our community into the fight against childhood hunger by hosting a Bake Sale to benefit No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength.
Of special note: The bake sale will feature contributions by the kid-chefs of My City Kitchen, a Meriden-based nonprofit that teaches cooking skills to at-risk kids for the purposes of nutrition and self-esteem building. Special funding for supplies provided by the Corporate Executive Board, Arlington, Virginia.
By stopping by and grabbing a sweet treat to enjoy with your family, you are contributing dollars to a national campaign that helps kids in need get the nutrition they need.
Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can still participate: New York Times bestselling CT author Victoria Kann, is donating a signed copy of her Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook and a Pinkalicious doll for silent auction to the highest bidder, as part of the proceeds to the fundraiser.
For details on the sale, see below:
About the Bake Sale:
WHEN: Sunday, May 18th, 2104, 10am-5pm (or until the goodies run out!)
WHERE: Westport Main street/Corner of Elm, in front of Vineyard Vines retail store
WHAT: Sale of individually wrapped, labeled baked goodies and silent auction of the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook and Pinkalicious Doll. (Opening bid $60)
WHO: Local bakers and goodies from Westport’s own Nothin’ But Granola, beloved Norwalk bakery Angela Mia, and from organizer, chef/food writer Ramin Ganeshram. Noted baker cookbook author Abby Dodge is donating her famous brownie chocolate chip double deckers and Connecticut-culinary nonprofit My City Kitchen will be making a variety of goodies.
About Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry:
Share Our Strength’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a national campaign that encourages friends, families and co-workers to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger in America. Since 2003, more than 1.2 million people have participated in Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry, raising more than $10 million.
Funds raised through Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry have supported more than 340 grants to all 50 states. These grants:
- Ensure that children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals
- Invest in community organizations that help kids get food they need
- Teach families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and make healthy meals at home
- Build public-private partnerships to end child hunger nationally and at the state and city levels
- More info at bake.nokidhungry.org