You already know that we’re supporting No Kid Hungry this year, and we couldn’t be more excited about our first fundraising initiative—The Great Food52 Bake Sale.
Baking isn’t just something we like to do for fun. When it’s a part of a bake sale for No Kid Hungry, it’s a way we like to give back and raise money to help end child hunger in America. Every cookie sold and every dollar donated can make a huge impact: $1 can help provide a hungry child with 10 healthy meals. And better yet, if you join us in hosting a bake sale in June, Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar will match what you raise.
Head here to our team page on No Kid Hungry’s site, click the “Join Team” link right next to The Great Food52 Bake Sale, and sign up. This allows you to do all sorts of fun stuff like create a personal fundraising page and send emails to contacts to support your fundraising efforts. But most importantly, it’s how Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar will track funds to match this month: For every $1 you raise, they'll give $1, so you're doubling your impact!
(We’re hoping to get as many community bake sales happening this month as possible to take advantage of those matching funds, but you can host a bake sale for No Kid Hungry at ANY time of the year—your donations mean a lot all year round. If you do one this month and like it, maybe you’ll even want to make it a monthly event!)
Once you decide where to have your bake sale, No Kid Hungry has all sorts of resources to help support you, from pricing and food safety tips to flyers. And we want to see your bake sale in action, tag photos on social media with #f52bakesale.
Consider making treats that are sturdy and easy to package and easy for people to eat out of hand. Cookies, brownies, and bars? Yes! Scones, muffins, and cupcakes? Yes! Slices of cake or quick breads? Yes! (Maybe even whole cakes or loaves depending on your group.) Pie? Probably not, unless you're up for dealing with plates and forks. Ice cream sandwiches? Not unless you've got a good cooler situation on hand. Sprinkles on anything and everything? Always! Remember that depending on where you host your sale, you might need to keep allergies in mind (like nut-free treats at a school sale).
Here are 10 of our favorite ideas to get you going:
We're planning a special Social Bake Off featuring recipes submitted by some of our favorite authors and friends, with all proceeds raised going to No Kid Hungry. Join us live on June 28—baked goods submitted by our friends will face off while you watch, and you can bid on who will take away the crown. Aaaand we might have another surprise or two up our sleeves, stay tuned for more info soon.
Remember to join our No Kid Hungry team and let's get baking!