This giveaway is now closed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- Tell us what your favorite thing to bake is.
- “Like” Share Our Strength on Facebook
- Follow Share Our Strength on Twitter
- Subscribe to Woman Tribune
- “Like” Woman Tribune on Facebook
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- Tweet about this initiative and giveaway. Feel free to use the following tweet or write your own. [Can be done once per day!]
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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.
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.