I see from my search terms that some of you are looking for details about the upcoming Arkansas Blogger Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry! So, I suppose it’s time to tell you what’s up for 2014. (First note: You may have noticed that the word “Food” is missing from the formerly-Food-Blogger-Bake-Sale. This came from the No Kid Hungry national folks, as to involve more non-food bloggers, which we did anyways.)
If you’re unfamiliar, No Kid Hungry is a national nonprofit with several programs that fight childhood hunger in the United States. I’ve been a part of one of them, Cooking Matters, which teaches lower-income families about nutrition and basic cooking skills. Our books, program materials and much of the food were made possible by bake sales just like this one. Bake sales make a difference!
This year’s bake sale is Saturday, May 3, at our same location at the Argenta Certified Arkansas Farmers’ Market, 6th and Main in North Little Rock. The hours will be at least 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but we’re thinking about extending them to catch more folks going to another event in the area later that day.
New this year: a crafting/tag-making/decor prepping party for those of you who can’t bake your way out of a Ziplock bag. (Ha! Or even if you can…) That will be on April 12, 3 – 6 p.m. (will send address to RSVPs). We’ll make tags for the baked goods, thank-you cards for donors, crafty items for the auction and some decor for the bake sale itself.
Bigger and better this year: an online silent auction for larger baked goods and even non-food goods and services donated by area businesses. Check it out here in coming weeks.
How to Help
Open this Google doc and fill in whatever you think you might be able to do or provide. It’s okay if the details are sketchy right now. 🙂 The possibilities include:
- Bake items for the sale (both individuals and professionals)
- Help during the sale
- Donate items for the pre-sale auction (doesn’t have to be food)
- Attend the crafting/tag-making party
THANK YOU, and watch the Facebook page and our bake sale website for more details!