I’m still exhausted, two days later.
But it was totally worth it.
The Arkansas Food Blogger Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry, our third annual, was a huge success! I’ll report a total at the end of the week, but I do know that we have reached our goal of $2,000 this year, DOUBLING what we had made in each of our first two years doing the sale here in Arkansas. So exciting!
Many thanks to the bloggers who wrote, baked and donated, as well as the professional bakers who sent their wares and a handful of non-blogger good souls who just sent things because they cared. And a special thanks to the awesome folks who decorated and handled the crowds on Saturday at the sale itself!
Meanwhile, my competitive spirit is still fired up. I’m not sure what all the sales across the country have made, but I know we’re in the top tier. Duncan Hines is donating an extra $10,000 on behalf of the bake sale with the biggest total… It could be Arkansas!
So, if you didn’t get to participate, I encourage you to donate funds directly here. Funds donated at this link will be credited to our Arkansas bake sale. (The totals are wonky because most of it is in cash from the sale, locked away in a safe at my house until Friday.)
Oh, and one more thing: Those of us on the Twitters wondered why we didn’t see the national buzz very well. Turns out all the sales didn’t use the assigned #FBBakeSale hashtag (tsk tsk), but did their own. Check out #SDFBBakeSale, #CFLFBBakeSale, #SFBakeSale and #NYCBakeSale for what other folks did across the country.
THANK YOU, thank you, thank you! That’s from the bottom of my heart, and from all the kids and families who will benefit from your hard work. Thank you.