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Food Blogger Charity Bake Sale Returns This Saturday

April 26 2012 - 10:21 AM

Photo(26)Shameless plug here, folks: This Saturday, I will be participating in the third annual Food Blogger Bake Sale, a series of national bake sales that benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. In Chicago, the bake sale will take place again at The Poison Cup, a bright and cozy wine shop on Armitage.

If last year is any indication, there will be an abundance of incredible goodies baked by recipe bloggers like Maris Callahan and Kelly D’Alesso, plus a few cranberry-lemon scones (pictured at left) whipped up by yours truly. These recipe bloggers mean business, and every year, the offerings get even more mouth-watering. Of course, there’s the added satisfaction of contributing to a worthwhile cause. Last year, the Chicago sale raised $1,000 toward the national total of $26,000 raised by the Food Blogger Bake Sale. Late spring is an especially important time for No Kid Hungry, as only 1 in 6 eligible American children actually receive free summer meals. 19 million children take advantage of free or reduced-price cafeteria lunches during the school year, but the vast majority of those children are left hungry during the summer months.

So swing by The Poison Cup between 10 AM and 3 PM on Saturday (after Green City Market, perhaps?) to peruse the goodies. And if you’re there before 11 AM, be sure to say hi, as I’ll be manning the tables.

–Kate Bernot