Share Our Strength‘s 3rd annual Great American Bake Sale is April 20-22.

April 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM | Posted in Food | 3 Comments
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This is for a really great cause, fighting to End Chilhood Hunger! To read the entire article click on the link at the end of the post.

Host a Bake Sale to Help Fight Childhood Hunger
by Alison Sickelka

Cookies, cupcakes and brownies: I love spending time in the kitchen baking up my favorite sweet treats. But did you know your baked goods can help end childhood hunger?

Share Our Strength‘s 3rd annual Great American Bake Sale is April 20-22. The idea is simple: Host a bake sale (or join one!) and Share Our Strength will use the proceeds to help end childhood hunger.

Share Our Strength is a national organization working hard to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. The funds raised by the Great American Bake Sale support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

5 Facts About Childhood Hunger in the U.S.

More than 16 million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. That’s 1 out of 5 kids.
There were also more than 16.4 million children in America living in poverty in 2010. That’s almost 1 million more than in 2009.
On an average school day, 9.8 million kids get free or reduced-price school breakfast, more than ever before — but 10.5 million eligible kids go without.
Only 1 in 7 kids who get free and reduced-priced school lunches receive summer meals.
Almost 45 million Americans used SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) during 2011. Nearly 75 percent of these are in families with children and more than a quarter are in households with seniors or people with disabilities.

Think April 20 is too soon for you to get your bake sale pulled together? No sweat: You can host one anytime of the year. We’re hosting ours May 4 (I’m thinking Kelsey’s Carmelitas will be a hot seller).

Together, we can make No Kid Hungry a reality.

Ways to Get Involved….

http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/04/11/share-our-strength-great-american-bake-sale/?nl=FF_041312_item5_headline&sni_mid=37671&sni_rid=37671.309.90990

http://gabs.strength.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GABS_homepage

Don’t Miss Hunger Hits Home and also Picnic for the Planet

April 11, 2012 at 9:07 AM | Posted in baking, Food | Leave a comment
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A couple of alerts from the Food Network and Cooking Channel.

Hunger Hits Home

The new documentary, “Hunger Hits Home,” takes a first-hand look at the crisis of childhood hunger in America through the eyes of the parents, children, anti-hunger activists, educators and politicians on the frontlines of the battle. The film is part of an ongoing partnership between Food Network and Share Our Strength‘s No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

Our partners at Food Network have produced an amazing documentary about childhood hunger that premieres a week from tomorrow on their network — Saturday, April 14 at 8P et and pt/ 7P ct.

I saw the documentary a few weeks ago, and I’ve watched pieces of it several times since then. It powerfully tells the story of hardworking American families who are struggling with hunger. They’re fathers like Oscar Walker, who says in the film, “I think the biggest misconception that we could ever have in America is that when a person works that they’re not gonna be hungry — that there’s no reason that they should go hungry. When that’s just the biggest misconception, the biggest lie that you could ever fathom.”

And the documentary also profiles hunger heroes who are involved in the No Kid Hungry campaign, like Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who shares: “Our nation should be able to feed our children and if we can’t do that there’s not a lot of hope for anything else we hope to do as a people.”

http://www.strength.org/blog/clay_dunn/dont_miss_hunger_hits_home/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/share-our-strength/package/index.html?affiliate=blocker&omnisource=SEM&c1=HungerHitsHome_Computer&c2=Google_Media_Ad&c3=Brand&c4=hunger%20hits%20home

Picnic for the Planet

by Michelle Buffardi

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 by more than 175 countries, so a picnic to celebrate earth’s big day would have a pretty lengthy guest list. But it’s the Earth, after all, so it deserves it. What better way to celebrate the planet than with the world’s biggest picnic?

That’s just what The Nature Conservancy is planning this year with Picnic for the Planet, and you’re invited to join. All you have to do is throw a picnic, outside, somewhere in the world, sometime on April 22 (get all the rules before you pack your picnic basket). To make sure your picnic’s got the best food and is best for the earth, our test kitchens teamed up with The Nature Conservancy to come up with some picnic-packing guidelines…
Read the entire article by clicking the link below:

http://blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/03/28/picnic-for-the-planet/#Picnic%20to%20the%20Planet

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