Thursday, July 19, 2007

Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®

logo_gabs.gifDo you want to do something about childhood hunger in America? Join with the over 1 million people who have been baking, selling, or buying baked goods as part of Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale. So far this campaign has raised over $3 million since 2003.

"The Great American Bake Sale campaign provides a simple, exciting way for people of all ages to join the fight to end childhood hunger in America," said Billy Shore, Share Our Strength's founder and executive director. "The campaign builds on the long American tradition of holding bake sales as community fundraisers. By engaging everyone to hold a bake sale, the Great American Bake Sale will help ensure that the 12.4 million American children at risk of hunger have the healthy, nutritious foods they need to develop their full potential."

Hunger has long lasting effects on children. It contributes to poorer health overall and can affect the child's psychological and academic development.

What can you do to help? Visit www.greatamericanbakesale.org and learn more about the campaign. Then choose to hold a bake sale or a virtual bake sale to raise money to end childhood hunger. Registration for Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale is free and available at www.greatamericanbakesale.org.

Monies raised go to local organizations that run after school and summer meal programs. Funds also go to organizations that educate families at risk in proper nutrition and cooking skills.

Share Our Strength and Food Network have joined together for this year's campaign with Food Network TV personalities Rachael Ray, Sandra Lee, and Tyler Florence taking part in PSA's encouraging people to participate.

This year's top fundraiser will win a trip for two to the Food Network, get tickets to a taping of Emeril Live!, and receive a tour of the Food Network Kitchens, the 'soul' of the Food Network.



logo_sos.gifShare Our Strength® is leading the fight against hunger and poverty by working with individuals and companies to use their strengths to the fullest. Their priority is to end childhood hunger in America and the Great American Bake Sale is just one way they are working to achieve this goal. For more information, please visit www.strength.org.


All logos are from the Great American Bake Sale web site.

3 comments:

Marye said...

This is great! Thank you for posting it. I have posted it to my blog as well and am challenging my readers to a Neighborhood Blog Bake Sale!

marye said...

just checking..how is it going?

Paul said...

Well, unfortunately I am not able to host something right now but I thought this was something that still needed to be put up and get more people aware.