Are you looking for a way to give something back to your local community? Share Our Strength a D.C – based charity suggests you have a bake sale. Since 2004, over 1.3 million people have taken part in their national bake sale event, raising nearly $5 million used to support food programs in local communities nationwide. “No child should have to grow up hungry- especially in the world’s wealthiest country- yet 12.4 million American children remain at risk,” say the organizers at Share Our Strength, which works with the culinary industry to raise awareness and help alleviate hunger.
We met one of the founders of the organization at the Taste of the Nation benefit in New Haven last week. For over 20 years, the organization has brought together chefs, restaurateurs and food companies to raise money to fight hunger in cities across the country. That’s where we learned about the Bake Sale.