Thursday, May 21, 2009

I have a weakness for baked goods. Cookies, brownies, cakes, you name it I love it (except for lemon flavored sweets, seriously, they must be stopped). Even better when my consumption of sweet treats goes to a good cause. That's why I think Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale is such a great program.

More than 12 million children in the United States do not know when their next meal will come – that’s 1 in 6 children. Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale is a national effort that encourages Americans to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger. Bake Sale funds support after-school and summer feeding programs that hundreds and thousands of kids depend on. And even better: the dollars go back to the community that raised them. You can find out more about this effort here: .

It's one of those things that most of us never give any thought to, but my own little sister has students who use the free lunch program at school, meaning in the summer, a square meal is much harder to come by. By participating and holding your own bake sale, or even just supporting the cause by stuffing your face with cookies (you know you want to!), you can help make sure that Atlanta area children don't go without this summer.



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