As a teacher I know first hand how hunger can affect a child’s ability to learn. Some of you reading this do not realize that children go to school hungry every day! It is had to believe, but it does happen. So what happens in the summer when these children do not have breakfast and lunch that is provided by the Free Lunch program? This is where we can help. Please take a minute and contribute money for this great cause. I would love to see you at the bake sale, but if not see the details below and contribute on-line. You know you could really make a difference in a child’s life!
Next Saturday I will be participating in America’s rally around Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale to end childhood hunger. This is a national organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States, presented by Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar. Share our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale is a national effort that encourages individuals to help end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their communities.
In part of the effort, the first annual National Food Bloggers’ Bake Sale will be held on April 17. Organized by Gaby Dalkin of www.WhatsGabyCooking.com, food bloggers from across the country will unite to support the cause by holding bake sales in their states. You as readers have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from your favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location.
Here in the Atlanta area the sale will happen Saturday, April 17th from 9 am – 1 pm at Cabbagetown Market ( thanks to Lisa Hanson) in the heart of the Cabbagetown area of Atlanta. Since off-street parking is not the best, the nice folks at Agave Restaurant have donated the use of their parking lot during the day. It’s less than a block walk to the Cabbagetown Market. To sweeten the deal a bit, Agave has agreed to give a $10 off coupon to each person who makes a purchase at the Bake Sale! Thanks to Agave!
I hope to see you there! If you have other plans please take a minute and visit this site that Tami(www.runwithtweezers.com) has set up for contributions. And remember that nearly 17 million children are facing hunger in America. Share Our Strength helps with after school programs as well as summer programs. Please help us to reach our goal! For more information check out these sites www.strength.org or www.GreatAmericanBakesale.org .
I will be sharing with you some of the treats that will be available on Saturday. Stay tuned!
The Teacher Cooks