National Food Blogger Bake Sale Fights Child Hunger

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Saturday, May 14, food bloggers around the country will set out tables of delicious treats to raise money for Share Our Strength, a nonprofit that works to make sure all children in the United States have enough to eat. The bakers will be participating in the second annual National Food Blogger Bake Sale.

Tami of Running with Tweezers explained the magnitude of the problem food bloggers want to help solve:

1 in 4 children in the United States struggle with hunger. That means 17 million kids go through uncertainty as to when or how they’ll eat. In a country of excess, those numbers are inexcusable.

National Food Blogger Bake Sale 2011

What kind of treats will be available? Well, in San Diego, shoppers can buy Fudgy Nutella Brownies made by Averie of Love Veggies and Yoga, or Mango Macadamia Nut Cupcakes by Jenny of Foray Into Food.

In Los Angeles, Nancy of A Communal Table will be selling Anzac Biscuits. She talked about why in a recent post:

These biscuits (or cookies as we call them!) were developed in Australia during the First World War. The wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of Australia’s fighting men developed these cookies to send to them – a way to express their love and concern in one of the most basic of ways – by providing food. So, on May 14th, bloggers from all over the country will be doing the same thing – helping to feed America’s neediest children via our bake sale proceeds…and I’ll be there selling these Anzac “Biscuits.”

In Seattle, food bloggers will be selling their wares at the Uptown Metropolitan Market. Jacqueline Pruner of Heed the Hedonist plans to make Chai Tea Carrot Cakes for the occasion.

In Lawrence, Kan., there won't just be tasty treats for sale. Katie Kritikos of Remnant Rehab will sell aprons and tropical lemonade for the cause.

Check out the full list of bakesale locations around the country at What's Gaby Cooking.

Are you participating in your local Food Blogger Bake Sale? Do you plan to attend your local sale to buy baked goods? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Genie blogs about gardening and food at The Inadvertent Gardener, and tells very short tales at 100 Proof Stories.

Image Credit: Matt Armendariz

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