I am fortunate enough to be able to write about all manner of food and drink here at Southern Ash. The sad truth is that many do not have the luxury of enough food every day. Even sadder is that scores of children do not have enough to eat. No Kid Hungry is a program from Share our Strength that is working to eliminate childhood hunger. Next Saturday, May 4th, is the Arkansas Food Blogger Bake Sale. In short, restaurants, professionals, and local food bloggers are throwing a bake sale where all proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. As described by Christie from Fancy Pants Foodie (who is the showrunner/cat-wrangler/organizer here):
Food Blogger Bake Sale benefiting No Kid Hungry
Adjacent to the Argenta Certified Arkansas Farmers’ Market
7th and Main, North Little Rock
Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Arkansas Food Blogger Bake Sale 2013 is coming together! Join us for a huge selection of sweet and savory baked delights, offered by bloggers, individuals and baking professionals. Every penny raised goes to No Kid Hungry, a powerful and innovative campaign by Share Our Strength to end childhood hunger in America.
This marks the third year for the Arkansas team to participate in the Food Blogger Bake Sale, which is celebrating its fourth anniversary this year nationally. On the same date annually, food bloggers across the nation hold bake sales at the same time, creating an exciting day of fundraising and fun. Our Arkansas team has raised just over $1000 each year its first two years, and we hope to double that number in 2013.
If you click on the link to Fancy Pants Foodie, you will also see a list of who is donating their time and precious baked goods to this endeavor. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you probably have seen repeated pictures of focaccia. Since I volunteered to take part, I have been trying to perfect my focaccia recipe, which now includes different proportions of three different flours and use of a three year old starter I adopted. I’ll be selling hunks of this as part of the savory wing of the bake sale, but rest assured the sweets will be on center stage.
I know we are all busy, but take time out of your day on May 4, 2013 to come to the Food Blogger Bake Sale and buy some delicious baked goods for a great cause. If you are not a local who stumbled upon this blog, check the No Kid Hungry Bake Sale Locator to find one near you.