On Saturday, November 20, in Seattle, sixty local food bloggers will turn their passion for baking into compassion through a bake sale supporting Northwest Harvest. For each can of food that people bring, they will receive tickets to spend on baked goods, locally roasted coffee and Skagit Valley apple cider.
Each local blogger is creating an item to offer at the sale, so be on the look out for goodies baked by everyone from professionals like Becky Selengut, author of multiple cookbooks and the site www.ChefReinvented.com or foremost expert on gluten-free baking and author of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, Shauna Ahern, of www.glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com, to local twitter sensations such as Jenifer Ward (found at www.twitter.com/jkwseattle), famous for her hand pies and other southern treats. Fresh from Gordon Ramsay’s MasterChef, goods will be in high demand from Emme Ribeiro of www.foodsamba.com and Linda Nicholson of www.saltyseattle.com. The full roster of bloggers and their amusing ‘Will Bake for Food’ photo shoot is available at www.willbakeforfood.com, under ‘Bloggers’.
Each of these bloggers has chosen to use their love of baking as a way to support the local institution, Northwest Harvest. All donations will support Northwest Harvest’s mission to be the most efficient hunger response program in the state of Washington. The entirely volunteer and donation supported organization supplies food banks around the state with a healthful foods. Extra tickets will be given out for donations that fit their dire needs: Gluten-free foods, diapers, and formula.
Who: Seattle food bloggers, Northwest Harvest, and YOU!
What: Food bloggers from all over this fair city will be baking up their favorite tasty treats with proceeds benefiting Northwest Harvest.
When: Saturday, November 20th, 2010, 10am-2pm (or until we run out!)
Where: University Congregational Church, Ostrander Hall, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Why: Because everyone needs healthy, nutritious food. Northwest Harvest supplies over 300 local food banks and food programs in our community.
How: Bring your sweet tooth, along with non-perishable food items or a monetary donation. For a list of the items Northwest Harvest needs most, click here. Special consideration will be given for donations of diapers, formula, and gluten-free foods.
About Northwest Harvest:
“Northwest Harvest, Washington’s own statewide hunger relief agency, provides a proven, successful, and cost-effective model for getting nutritious food to those who need it.
We strive to be the most efficient hunger response program in the state of Washington, withmore than 93% of our budget going directly to food distribution. Knowing that good nutrition is key to health, Northwest Harvest is committed to providing the freshest, most nutritious food possible to our clients. Fruits and vegetables account for over 65% of the food we distribute.
Last year we secured over 24 million pounds of food for distribution to more than 300 food banks, hot meal programs and elementary schools across Washington. We enable our partners to do more with their own limited resources, providing a combined 640,000 food services in their communities each month. Our food provides a bridge from temporary crisis to stability, allowing those on limited incomes to use their cash for medical expenses, housing, transportation costs, utilities, and childcare.
Northwest Harvest receives no city, county, state, or federal funding for operating expenses and relies solely on contributions from individuals, businesses, foundations, and other organizations. Much of our work is made possible by volunteers of all ages, who gave78,000 hours of their time last year to feed the hungry.”
Read more about Northwest Harvest and their amazing work on their website.
I urge everyone to spread the word and attend! Click here for more information about WillBakeForFood!
-Andrea Mitchell, Foodista staff and blogger at CanYouStayForDinner.com