Monday, August 20, 2007

The Great American Bake Sale

Everyone's getting ready to go back to school (or is already there today), so it seems like a good day to talk about bake sales. But this bake sale isn't for your local PTA or band or basketball team. This one is to end childhood hunger in America.

Until August 31st, you can sign up to be a part of this national effort put together by Share Our Strength. You can hold your own bake sale, find someone else's bake sale to join, or simply donate. Need a reason why you should get involved? How about any of these reasons:
  • 1 in 4 persons standing in a soup kitchen line is a child
  • 12 million American children face hunger
  • Only 20% of low-income children who receive school lunch also receive food in the summer when school is out
  • Even short periods of hunger seriously impair a child’s ability to learn and grow

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