Calling all bakers: Whether you fancy yourself a Martha Stewart in the kitchen or just love whipping up a simple batch of sweet treats, you can help bake a difference for children in need by joining Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry™. From May 2-4, National Bake Sale Weekend, supporters will blanket the country with bake sales while raising funds for Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Registration is open now at Bake.NoKidHungry.org.
One in five children in this country struggles with hunger – that's more than 16 million kids. The good news is that this is a solvable problem. The No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day by connecting them to programs like school breakfast and summer meals and by teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
"The key to making No Kid Hungry a reality is closer than you think – it's right in your oven," said Chuck Scofield, Share Our Strength's Chief Development Officer. "Over the past 11 years, America's bakers – from moms and kids to professional pastry chefs – have raised millions of dollars so we can give more kids a healthy, successful future. By joining us during National Bake Sale Weekend, you can help end childhood hunger in communities nationwide."
Since summer 2011, No Kid Hungry efforts to expand access to summer meals and school breakfast have helped connect kids to more than 34 million additional meals. The No Kid Hungry campaign is replicating that success around the country by working collaboratively with its partners to feed millions of American children.
Recently, the No Kid Hungry campaign challenged America's leaders to connect 1 million more low-income children in this nation to school breakfast over the next two years. Currently, just over half of our nation's kids who need a free or reduced-price breakfast are getting one. The No Kid Hungry campaign is working with elected officials, corporate leaders, school officials, and others in the non-profit community on innovative strategies like moving breakfast out of the cafeteria and into the classroom so more kids get the food they need for academic success. The new website, NoKidHungry.org/Breakfast, has tested strategies, advocacy tools and research that can help communities more rapidly connect more low-income children to this critical morning meal.
"Baking is at the heart of many family traditions, and Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a wonderful way to bring families together while helping others in need," said Brian O'Malley, President & CEO of Domino Foods, Inc. "Participating in this incredible fundraiser has become a new tradition for many families, and Domino Foods, Inc. is proud to support Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry for a seventh consecutive year."
Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is presented by Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar. Since 2003, more than 1.4 million people have participated in Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry and have raised more than $10 million.
Hosting a bake sale is as easy as pie – supporters can even host a virtual bake sale to take part. Register and find helpful resources to make your fundraiser a success at Bake.NoKidHungry.org.