Thursday, April 25, 2013

Baked Goods - Do Good: Join the Great American Bake Sale

Yesterday, I hung out with Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons\ to chat briefly about the Great American Bake Sale - a great way to get your children involved in helping the 16 million kids in the U.S. who struggle with hunger. Through No Kid Hungry, $1 provides 10 meals so every little bit really does make a difference. The Great American Bake Sale kicks off today and lasts through May 1st. This site will help you find a bake sale near you and get you inspired to jump in and do a bake sale of your own!

Check out our short hang out for some great tips and inspiration for getting involved. 

I recently asked on my Facebook page what Baked Goods people can never resist at bake sales and, by far, ooey-gooey brownies were the big winner! So, do not underestimate the Power of the Brownie!! Other favorites were rice krispies, blondies, lemon bars, cookies (esp. chocolate chip, nut or M and Ms), and fudge. I love peanut butter cookies or oat cookies. Even better, cookies with both. I also love popcorn. This Red, White and Blue Popcorn from J Daniel4s Mom would be great for a bake sale (especially if you decide to do one at a Memorial Day or July 4th event -- remember you can host a bake sale for No Kid Hungry anytime. It will always make a difference). 

For another bit of inspiration, read about Faux Gourmet raising $3,000 last year!

What is your MUST buy at a bake sale? Have you ever done one in your community or at your school? 

If so, please share your best tips -- here or at our G+ event where you will also find more tips about getting involved with the Great American Bake Sale!!

More resources/ideas for getting kids involved in fighting hunger:

Thank Yous/Round up from Moms Fighting Hunger
10 easy ways to help

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