My friend Elizabeth (of the delicious hand pies from a few weeks ago) recently posted about her participation in an upcoming bake sale, to benefit two very worthy causes.
Share Our Strength is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to end childhood hunger by 2015. They encourage Americans to host bake sales within their communities to support the No Kid Hungry Campaign. In New York City, that means the 3rd Annual NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale.
For the last two years, Ken and Lillian have gathered well-known food bloggers, baking enthusiasts, cookie designers and bakeries from the NYC area to raise money to support the campaign, which took place last weekend at one of my very favorite New York destinations – the Brooklyn Flea.
The weather was gorgeous and the Flea was packed – I had a lovely morning walking around and discovering some fabulous new vendors before making my way over to the bake sale tent – which was overflowing with cookies, cupcakes, macaroons and more.
I wasted no time in gathering up my goodies:
And for me?
Earl Grey macarons and petite citrus-poppy bundt cakes (are you dying from the pretty? and the cuteness?).
I was thrilled to contribute to such an amazing cause, and plan to participate myself next year (any suggestions on what I should bake?).
It is not too late to donate or pledge – I encourage you to take a look at the web sites listed below, to learn more about how you can help.
Hopefully I’ll see you there next year!