No Kid Hungry: host a bake sale, feed a child.

September is Hunger Action Month.

To kick it off, King Arthur Flour is proud to announce our partnership with Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry, and our joint mission to end childhood hunger nationwide. All year we’ll be encouraging people just like you to help us by hosting a bake sale in your community, and donating the proceeds to No Kid Hungry.

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Since 2011, No Kid Hungry has helped provide at-risk children with more than 28 million school breakfasts, and 6 million summer meals. Unfortunately, the need is great, and it will require many communities working together to end this devastating problem.

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In Vermont alone, 20% of children live in households that are considered food insecure. Nationally, the number jumps to 21.5%, with some areas running closer to 30%.

That means that over 16 million children in the United States don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. Parents are often forced to choose between paying for basic needs such as housing or medicine, and putting food on the table.

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The implications of food insecurity for children are severe. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast are more likely than their peers to excel in reading, arithmetic, and problem-solving tests.

Children who don’t have enough to eat don’t do as well in school; are more likely to get sick, and are less likely to graduate from high school. As a result, they often grow up to be adults who in turn struggle to feed their families.

It’s a vicious cycle, but the solution is within reach. That’s where you come in!

King Arthur Flour is proud to be an official sponsor of Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry. Together we strive to end childhood hunger in America. Just $1 raised can help connect a child with 10 nutritious meals; but in order to reach our goal, we need your help. Hosting a bake sale is a fun way to get more involved in your community, while raising money for a good cause.

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Wondering where to start? Click here to make your bake sale pledge for No Kid Hungry, and download our free bake sale starter kit. Inside you’ll find everything you need to host your own sale: tips for getting started, printable posters, flyers and signage, social media ideas, exclusive recipes, and more! Pledge during the month of September, and you might win a FREE KitchenAid mixer!

We hope you’ll join us on our mission to end childhood hunger by hosting your own bake sale and donating the proceeds to No Kid Hungry. It’s fun, it’s easy, and we’re here to help. Happy baking!

Julia Reed
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Julia A. Reed is an award-winning food and lifestyle photographer, writer, and multimedia content producer. Educated at Emerson College in Boston, she spent 5 years in Los Angeles before returning East, leaving behind food trucks, secret dinners, and year-round farmers' markets to pursue a simpler ...

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  1. Tammy Corbett

    16 million children starving in America is a staggering number of people going hungry, and organizations such as this one that help to feed hungry children should be commended for their efforts to feed the hungry and make a difference. The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada helps to provide nutritious food, clean water, education, and health care to over 500,000 children and families in 6 countries around the world thanks to the support of those who care.

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    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Tammy, thank you for your positive feedback and for sharing some information about other organizations that are trying to make the world a better place for all people. Fighting childhood hunger will take the efforts of us all to make a change. Keep spreading the word! –Kye@KAF

  2. Rachel Rogers

    Our family just did our 2nd bake sale for No Kid Hungry in August. My daughter decided three years ago that we had to since we all love to bake. In 2 years we’ve raised nearly $1500 in sales and donations. A cute kid doing the sales pitch bumps sales and donations tremendously. This year we split the money between No kid Hungry and a local nature org.

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    1. The Baker's Hotline

      How wonderful that your daughter is the driving force of your bake sales, Rachel! She is inspiring! Thanks for baking and giving back! Barb@KAF

  3. Deborah Ambrose

    Hello,
    I would like to be apart of this yet downloading is a buggy thing for our computer,is there a way to get what is needed to get started with this?I would like to do it for all a round for schools and kids and at the same time do it for my local schools as well.Though we might not have much I will give what I can to help others I usually do my garden plots yet with financial bumps I couldn’t yet with them I have given to local food banks and soup kitchens;have some to sell and still have enough for my canning and given to family and friends.Though apart of me worries for we’ve seen so many things that are suppose to help children or other organizations and to find out that it was to benefit the ones who were doing it instead of what they’ve said it was intended for.Granted we at times have a down and outs but I manage I give that thanks and blessings to my mothers mother she taught me all that I know and my grandfather taught me the rest.Would you please tell me how I can be apart of this and I hope that not one child goes hungry,I have a big heart and sometimes it gets stomped on by false things wanted to help children.Hope to hear from you soon and I’m a big thing with King Arthur Flour that’s all I use.

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    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Not at all, Gale! The bake sale can be anytime in the near future. However, you will need to pledge during the month of September to be in the running for the Kitchenaid Mixer. Jon@KAF

    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Hi Maddy- If you are just referring to promoting the bake sale on your page then you are welcome to promote your event in any way you feel will help to get the word out! Social media sounds like a great outlet for that! Happy baking and thanks so much for joining us in supporting this great cause! Jocelyn@KAF

  4. BusyBea

    This is a great idea and I’d like to get a group of friends together to host a bake sale. One question: does the money earned stay in the community or is money pooled from across the nation?

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    1. The Baker's Hotline

      Hi BusyBea- Thank you for your interest in this wonderful cause! The money is pooled from across the nation and then put towards the following causes as explained by the No Kids Hungry website: “Funds raised through Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Nationally, the campaign provides leadership, raises awareness and advocates for change that will make sure no kid in America ever goes hungry. Locally, Share Our Strength funds the most effective anti-hunger organizations and builds partnerships that bring together public officials, nonprofits, community groups, private funders and businesses to end childhood hunger in a particular state or city.” You can find more information at their website as well: http://gabs.nokidhungry.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GABS_homepage. Hope that helps and happy baking! Jocelyn@KAF

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