Tuesday, April 3, 2012

{Share Our Strength} NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale

“We are vegetarians… Not because we want to be, but because we have to be”
                                                                            - Marina (my grandmother)

This is a quote I will forever remember and repeat when times are hard. My grandmother was a witty lady and she always made me feel like everything was going to be okay.  

While writing this particular post, I didn’t think I would find myself evoking so many emotions.

I am the daughter of a single mother. So, at times, life was a bit strained. Sometimes we went without. My mother didn’t always have it easy, but she made it work for us. Every penny was pinched and budgeted… And nothing was ever wasted.

Sometimes we would have a soft boiled egg for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Left-overs were turned into soup that would be stretched until the next paycheck. That being said, I can’t say I ever recall going to bed hungry.

Can you believe that nearly 1 in 5 children in America go to bed hungry?! It doesn’t have to be this way… Come take the No Kid Hungry pledge with me. 

Why take the pledge?

Because ending childhood hunger is the most significant thing we can do. Together we have the power to make a difference.

Would you like to do more? No problem… All across America, people are hosting bake sales to support Share Our Strength. 

Come join and/or support the movement to raise funds to end childhood hunger in America by 2015!

Event: NYC Food Bloggers' Bake Sale
When: April 28th, 2012
Time: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Brooklyn Flea
          176 Lafayette Avenue (between Clermont & Vanderbilt Ave.)
          Brooklyn, NY 11238

For more information, check out the NYC Food Blogger's Bake Sale tumbler and Facebook page.


  1. Thank you SO much for the donations! They were a hit! And the cinnamon guava shortbread...goodness, gracious it was divine! Everything sold like gangbusters! Thanks so, so much for your help. Food Blogger Bake Sale surpassed our goal. I can't wait to try more of your shortbread, those butterballs look adorable and delicious.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      It was my pleasure to donate. Happy to know that the NYC Food Bloggers' Bake Sale surpassed their goal! Thank you... I'm so glad you enjoyed the Cinnamon Guava Shortbread Cookies! Thanks for stopping by... I look forward to baking more cookies for you :)


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