Ready to have your cake and feed with it too? Okay, I know that’s not quite how the saying goes. But what if you could have an opportunity to eat some sweets to help put food on the tables of your neighbors this holiday season?
Many in our community struggle each day to feed their families. Brainchild of Seattle food bloggers, Jenny Miller from Rainy Day Gal and Jenny Richards of Purple House Dirt, the Will Bake for Food – A Food Blogger Bake Sale is an annual event that unites local food bloggers to fight against hunger. Last fall the Jennys held their first event that was hugely successful and featured over 60 blogger bakers selling over 1600 items, raising nearly $1000 and collecting one ton of canned goods.
I was there last year as a baker for this very special day and will be participating in the 2nd annual Will Bake For Food next Saturday. This year the event will benefit the Emergency Feeding Program who’s mission it is to provide an emergency response to the nutritional needs of people in crisis hunger situations throughout Seattle and King County.
Here’s how it works – Simply gather your non-perishable donations, bring them next Saturday to the bake sale, collect tickets for the number of items you bring, then redeem your tickets for goodies baked with food lovers care by local food bloggers like me! See the food bloggers participating here.
I will be baking my grandma’s pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting – these were a huge hit last year! You will not want to miss these! Also at my table will be peanut butter blossom cookies – my favorite cookie! – as well as some apple cake.
My German-born mother-in-law, who is staying with us, is even getting in on the action this year and will be baking some yummy treats – which just might include her fabulous German stollen!
Here are the particulars of the sale:
Who: Seattle food bloggers, the Emergency Feeding Program, and YOU!
What: Food bloggers from all over this fair city will be baking up their favorite tasty treats with proceeds benefiting The Emergency Feeding Program.
When: Saturday, November 12th, 2011
11am-2pm (or until we run out!) Come early for the best selection!
Where: University Heights Center
5031 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
How: Bring your sweet tooth, along with non-perishable food items or a monetary donation. For a list of the items the Emergency Feeding Program needs most, click here (PDF).
Will I see you there?