Saturday, March 1, 2008

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Helping Feed Those Who Cannot Feed Themselves

Children Journey Bake Sale
More than 12 million American children go to bed every night wondering whether they will eat in the morning. That’s nearly one out of every six children, in neighborhoods all across America.
Share Our Strength believes it doesn’t have to be that way. For more than 20 years this nationwide network of community groups, food programs, and activists has raised funds to fight childhood hunger through unique culinary events. Among the the most popular of those events is The Great American Bake Sale, an annual opportunity to fight childhood hunger by holding neighborhood and community bake sales. Since its launch in 2003, more than a million Americans have participated in The Great American Bake Sale by baking, selling, or buying baked goods. The proceeds from their local bake sales have helped provide healthy food to kids when they need it most—after school and during the summer months.
This year, C&H Sugar is proud to partner with Share Our Strength as an official sponsor of The Great American Bake Sale. We’re spreading the word and rallying friends, relatives, and neighbors to organize and participate in bake sales all around the country between now and June 30, 2008.
It’s easy to get started. The Great American Bake Sale website provides all the tools you’ll need to organize a bake sale in your community. And the Resource Center provides tips to spread the word and track your donations. If you’re pressed for time or space, you can even host an online bake sale!
What to bake? Your family’s favorites are a good start. If you’re looking for new inspiration, the C&H Sugar recipe archives are filled with bake–sale–worthy recipes for cookies, cupcakes and other treats such as Oatmeal Apple Toffee Drops. And be sure to check out The Great American Bake Sale website, where you’ll find exclusive recipes such as Sandra Lee’s Tie–Dyed Cupcakes.
To date, funds raised through The Great American Bake Sale have provided 5.3 million meals to kids after school and over the summer. The need is still great—more than 5 million kids live at or below the poverty threshold, and 89 percent of low–income children participate in federally funded school lunch programs. You can make a difference! To learn more about childhood hunger, or to sign up for The Great American Bake Sale, visit the official website.

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