Second Annual Food Blogger Bake Sale in Chicago

by Maris Callahan on February 4, 2011

Remember last year when a group of food bloggers from across the country organized bake sales on the same day and raised over $16,000 to help alleviate childhood hunger in the US?

Well, we’re doing it again!

On Saturday May 14th, bloggers from across the country will unite to end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their states. Readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location.

Funds raised through the Food Blogger Bake Sale support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America. Nearly one in four—children in America face hunger, that’s more than 17 million kids. Despite the good efforts of governments, private-sector institutions and everyday Americans, millions of our children still don’t have daily access to the nutritious meals they need to live active, healthy lives. More information on Share Our Strength can be found at http://strength.org.

Last year, I led up the Chicago sale at Smash Cake Bakery in Lincoln Park and we raised $885. Can we top that this year?

Oh yes, I think we can.

If you want to be involved with the food blogger bake sale in Chicago, IL please leave me a comment or send me an email me at mariscallahan [at] gmail (dot) com.

For more information or to get involved with a bake sale in your home state visit Gaby Dalkin at What’s Gaby Cooking.

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leslie February 4, 2011 at 5:41 pm

What a wonderful thing to do for charity! I am sure you will beat last year

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Daryl February 4, 2011 at 6:12 pm

This is a fantastic venture. Food bloggers are a wonderful group of people.

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Caroline February 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

I’m planning on participating again this year! I already have a couple of things in mind to make!

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Daryl February 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I forgot to mention how proud of you I am <3

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Roz February 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Awesome!!! Look forward to lots of money being raised, and lots of great recipes!!! Have a good weekend.

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Kelly February 7, 2011 at 4:09 am

Would love to participate again this year.

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Dinner at Christina's February 7, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Hey! I’m in the SW suburbs – I’d love to help out this year!

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Emily April 5, 2011 at 12:45 am

I would love to be involved.

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Emily May 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

is this still going on? I’d still love to participate but I haven’t heard more about it. Gracías!

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Kelly April 6, 2011 at 3:51 am

Definitely excited to help out again this year. Already auditioning recipes!

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Amber April 27, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I would love to participate but I do not have a licensed kitchen to bake out of:(

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Maris Callahan April 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm

@Amber, a licensed kitchen is not a requirement for GABS, since it’s a community bake sale. Let me know if you’re still interested!

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