If you are reading this blog, you probably don’t have to worry about where your next meal is coming from. Those of us who enjoy food without worry – making it, reading about it, and most importantly, eating – are indeed privileged. Over 17 million U.S. households struggle to put food on the table and more than 1 in 5 American kids are at risk of hunger.
Share Our Strength (SOS), a nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in the U.S, is sponsoring a nationwide bake sale this month. Since 2003 the annual event has raised over $6 million to combat childhood hunger in the U.S. It’s a great cause and lots of fun.
I’m excited to participate in the downtown Washington, DC Bake Sale, being organized by the inimitable Mrs. Wheelbarrow. I hope you’ll stop by, sample the goodies and say hi. (I’ll be there from 2-4 pm.) I’ve seen a partial list of the contributing bakers and believe me, there are going to be treats galore, including savories as well as sweets, granola, and all manner of amazing stuff. I’ve even heard rumors of dog treats. My own contributions will include granola and a very special cookie in honor of Joe Yonan, who is on leave from The Post and writing a cookbook that I can’t wait to buy (hint: check out his blog.)
The Great American Bake Sale – Washington, DC
Where: The Washington Post Building, 1st floor at 1150 15th St NW, DC
When: Thursday April 26th 2-6 pm
Benefits – Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign
If you’re interested in contributing baked goods or helping out in some other way at the DC bake sale, drop me a note through this site. If you would like to organize your own bake sale or find one in another locale, visit the Great American Bake Sale site.
Have a great weekend!