Bake a Difference Giveaway: Host Your Own Great American Bake Sale and Help End Childhood Hunger [Closed]

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Share Our Strength Great American Bake Sale Nearly 17 million children in America struggle with hunger and the weak economy has put millions of previously financially secure families at risk. While there are many programs from the American government and charity foundations that are working to help these families, federal nutrition programs that provide nutritious foods to families are still sadly underutilized.

Share Our Strength is a leading organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America and they are at the forefront of this epidemic, pledging to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. But they can’t do it alone and you can really make a difference–now!

Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale is an initiative to get families across the country invested in helping to end childhood hunger in America. The Great American Bake Sale will mobilize families across the country by getting them to spend more time with their families and children while they plan their bake sale, bake delicious treats, prepare their bake sale space with decorations and help educate their communities about childhood hunger, an issue that is often ignored. It will also help you teach your children the importance of helping those in need and giving back to your communities.

Great American red velvet cupcakes For the third year in a row, C&H Sugar and Domino Sugar are the presenting sponsors for Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale and they both have invaluable information, bake sale tips, signs and tags to promote your bake sale and label your treats with names and prices, pricing suggestions and even recipes for treats you may want to include in your bake sale, like Great American red velvet cupcakes and shortbread apple bars and cups.

By hosting your own Great American Bake Sale, you will be helping Share Our Strength’s initiative to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Share Our Strength weaves together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children who are struggling with hunger and provide them with nutritious food that will allow them to live, learn and play. Remember, once you have planned your bake sale, go to GreatAmericanBaleSale.org and sign up to host a bake sale, add your bake sale to the bake sale map and after your event has finished, submit your bake sale proceeds.

Through Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry anti-hunger organization, the funds you raise through your Great American Bake Sale will be used to enroll more eligible kids in school breakfast, after-school snacks and meals and their families in SNAP, the government food stamp program. You will also be helping to bring community gardens and farmers markets to low-income neighborhoods and affordable, fresh fruits and vegetables to urban corner stores. You will be helping local food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens meet the pressing demand for more nutritious foods and teach at-risk families how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy, low-cost meals at home.

Giveaway

To help more families host their own Great American Bake Sales, Domino Sugar has donated a $20 gift card that will be given away to one lucky Woman Tribune reader to help with the cost of ingredients, decorations and materials needed to host your bake sale.

Required Entry

To win the $20 gift card from Domino Sugar, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us why it is important to you to help Share Our Strength and end childhood hunger.

Extra Entries

Leave a comment for each additional entry.

  • If you are already hosting a Great American Bake Sale, leave a comment telling us about your upcoming event!
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  • Blog about the Great American Bake Sale and this giveaway with a link to this post and GreatAmericanBakeSale.org [5 entries, leave 5 comments and don’t forget to include your blog’s link.]

This giveaway ends Friday, May 21st at 11:59PM EST. This giveaway is open to all US residents over the age of 18. The winner will be contacted by email and has 48 hours (2 days) to respond with their mailing address. If I don’t hear back from the winner within that time, another winner will be picked.

Full Contest Disclaimer

Disclosure: I was given the opportunity to spread the word about Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale by Domino Sugar, who also provided the factual information about the Great American Bake Sale and have donated the $20 gift card for this giveaway. All opinions throughout this post at 100% mine.

124 thoughts on “Bake a Difference Giveaway: Host Your Own Great American Bake Sale and Help End Childhood Hunger [Closed]”

  1. It is important to me to help Share Our Strength and end childhood hunger because all children should have adequate nutrition for proper development both physically and cognitively so that may reach their full potential and have opportunity in life.

  2. It is important to help Share Our Strength and end childhood hunger because every child needs a chance to develop and and grow and be healthy to become a part of our beautiful world.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Hunger and malnutrition affect children in ways that is hard for people with enough to understand. It’s a basic need that is not being met for many.

  4. It’s important because children ought to all have the opportunity to live healthy, knowledgeable lives.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Why wouldn’t we want to share with those who are hungry – especially when they’re little and need to grow strong and healthy?!

  6. Because what we do today truly does make a differance for tomarrow! Each person doing one kind thing to make a change can influance an army of people to make a change!

  7. It is important because the US is the wealthiest country in the world, we need to provide for our children, they are the face of the future.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  8. We need to help. Nutrition goes further than just feeding someone physically. It helps mental abilities as well. It’s hard to think on an empty stomach!

  9. It’s important to help because a child’s future should not be dependent on what part of the world they live in (i.e. what they have access to).

  10. It is so important to me to help Share Our Strength and end childhood hunger because I feel taht no child should ever go to bed hungry!

  11. It’s important to me because I’d have to be a pretty miserable kind of human being if I didn’t care about feeding kids! (I really could get all political here, but I won’t. I hate politics.)

    Suffice it to say that all people are created in the image of God, and since He loves them and wants them to eat, so do I. 🙂

  12. My favorite thing to bake is bread. I’m not much good at desserts, but I can make a loaf of French bread that is so good you’ll cry a little when you bite into it. Especially if you spread it with butter and honey while it’s still hot.

  13. It is important that children are able to have access to nutritious food so they can grow strong and healthy. It helps them to learn better, have better self-esteem and learn in the class rooms.

    susan56bft at gmail dot com

  14. It is very important to fight against childhood hunger. I have seen and read about children who are starving. We donate food items to food banks

  15. Every child has a right to reach his/her full potential through proper nutrition and the children are our future leaders too!

  16. It’s important to be aware of what the children suffer- they are our future and we must do what we can to help

  17. We need to work together to help every child have an equal chance at a good life, and that starts with a solid healthy foundation

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