Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Food Blogger Bake Sale is Cookin’!

If you haven’t made plans to come by on May 14 for the Food Blogger Bake Sale, you’re definitely going to miss out. Plan to come purchase some treats and help fight childhood hunger! All proceeds from the sale go to Share Our Strength, a national organization whose goal is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is our local connection to Share Our Strength, implementing some of the organization’s No Kid Hungry campaign programming right here in our state.

Some of the scheduled treats so far:
And many others are in the works…seems that folks don’t want to do the same old thing that someone else did! This could turn out to be quite the culinary fashion show.

We still need more bloggers (or anyone willing to spend a few hours) to participate. I especially need some hands-on help in two shifts, either 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Shoot me an email at christie (at) fancypantsfoodie (dot) com for details. Or tweet me at @ARFoodie. You can bake something from your blog (great publicity!), or just come hang out and lend a hand. If you’re a local baker or restaurateur who wants to participate, contact me the same way.

The release:
Arkansas Food Bloggers Bake and Sell Goodies to End Hunger
Writers to donate 100% of sales to Share Our Strength  
(North Little Rock, Ark.) – May 3, 2010 – Arkansas food bloggers are taking a break from the keyboard on Saturday, May 14 to participate in the National Food Blogger Bake Sale, a team of the Great American Bake Sale benefiting Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending childhood hunger in America. The local event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6th and Main Streets in North Little Rock, adjacent to the Argenta Certified Arkansas Farmers’ Market. All proceeds from the sale will go to Share Our Strength.

In addition to coordinating the event, Arkansas bloggers will feature baked goods from their websites, and central Arkansas’ best professional bakers, including the Peabody Hotel, Brown Sugar Bakeshop and Blue Cake Company, will provide some of their most coveted treats. Dempsey Bakery, a new gluten-free bakery in Little Rock, will also donate cookies and cakes for the sale.

This year’s Arkansas event is chaired by Christie Ison ofFancyPantsFoodie.com and Kat Robinson of TieDyeTravels.com.

“We get to write about food as an art form,” Ison said. “At the same time, there are thousands of people here in Arkansas who are hungry, many of them children. This is something we can do to help.”
Organized nationally last year by Gaby Dalkin of WhatsGabyCooking.com, the National Food Blogger Bake Sale features food bloggers from across the country who unite to support the cause by holding bake sales in their states on the same day.

About Share Our Strength:
Share Our Strength (Strength.org), a national nonprofit, is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.  Through its No Kid Hungry Campaign, a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015, Share Our Strength ensures children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs, invests in community organizations fighting hunger, teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals, and builds public-private partnerships to end hunger, nationally and at the state and city levels. In 2010, Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale raised over $1 million for these activities.

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