Two dozen local food bloggers will be doing their part to help end childhood hunger “one cookie at a time” by participating in the Great American Bake Sale for “Share Our Strength,” a nationwide effort by the culinary industry to raise childhood hunger awareness through nutritional programming.
Spearheaded by Queen Anne’s own Frantic Foodie blogger, event organizer and all around food expert Keren Brown, the team of Seattle-area food bloggers will be hosting a bake sale full of treats of their own creation this Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lower Queen Anne Metropolitan Market, located at 100 Mercer St.
The following local food bloggers will be participating in the event: Gluten-Free Girl, Cakespy, Danatreat, Not Martha, Fresh Picked Seattle, A half cup.com, Pink Bites, Salty Seattle, Bring to Boil, Cornichon, The Old Hen, Northwest Stir, Mirrormirrorontheweb, Satisfythecraving, The Flying Salmon, Floraandflying, MusicandCats, Seattle Weekly, Chelsea Lin, City Search Editor, PurplehouseDirt and Teaandcookies.
Each blogger will be bringing two dozen cookies and their recipes to sell at the event so that “Readers and fans will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs,” according to Brown.
All proceeds will support Share Our Strength and the organization’s work to end childhood hunger in America, specifically through assistance and funding for after-school and summer nutrition programs. “Summer is an especially difficult time, because the children facing hunger in America, nearly 17 million children, will no longer have access to the school-based meals they rely on,” said Bill Shore, executive director of Share Our Strength, in a press release this week.
Metropolitan Market will be providing free parking for bake sale shoppers. For more information check out Frantic Foodie.