Hi, I'm Carmen Ortiz, and will be heading the
National Food Bloggers Bake Sale in New Jersey
benefiting Share Our Strength.
Why focus on childhood hunger?
Hunger impairs a child’s health in significant and long-lasting ways, including physical and mental development.
The good news: You have the strength to make a difference in a child’s life.
Share Our Strength (SOS) is working to end this INVISIBLE HUNGER.
They can only do it with YOUR HELP.
There are MANY ways to help. See how you can make a difference.
What am I doing to make a difference?
I’ve joined the first National Food Bloggers Bake Sale which will take place nationwide on April 17, 2010.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
APRIL 17, 2010 ~ SATURDAY
NATIONAL FOOD BLOGGERS BAKE SALE
The bake sale is organized by Gaby Dalkin of WhatsGabyCooking.com.
Food bloggers from across the country will contribute by holding bake sales in their states. I will be leader of the bake sale for the state of New Jersey.
I, Carmen, NEED YOUR SUPPORT in making New Jersey’s bake sale a success!
What is needed for the Bake Sale on April 17, 2010 - Saturday?
- Baked goods from home bakers or bakeries or restaurants
- Sales help to help sell the baked goods
- Set Up Crew on day of event
- Distribution of Flyers & Getting the word out before the event
- Are you a musician (instrumentalist)? Why not play for 20 minutes or so? Call me!
All proceeds go to SHARE OUR STRENGTH. It will benefit New Jersey grant programs.
The LOCATION for the National Food Bloggers Bake Sale - New Jersey
Shop Rite of North Brunswick
400 Renaissance Boulevard East
North Brunswick, NJ 08902-5100
Tel: 732 940-3112
Date: April 17, 2010 ~ Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Took a drive to the municipal building to obtain permits.
She helped me with the necessary documents needed for the bake sale.
Jim Longo, of the Health Department, also assisted me in what I needed for the bake sale.
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Preeti Desai of Preetalina Photography,
will be photographing the National Food Bloggers Bake Sale on 4/17/10.
I met Preeti on flickr and she kindly volunteered to take photos of the bake sale.
We met at Dunkin Donuts for a quick meeting. She is such a nice person! We had a great time discussing photography and the bake sale over coffee and muffins.
A little about Preeti:
Preeti is a self taught photographer. She has been involved with Photography for five years.
She loves photography, reading, travel, & animals. She has also volunteered at an animal shelter.
Her favorite cuisine is Mexican. She is a chocoholic. Her favorite dessert is dark chocolate truffles with raspberry filling.
Preeti owns a photography business (and website), an etsy shop and blog. You can also see her photography on flickr.
Check out Preeti’s links below.
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Below is the Press Release that will be in newspapers in April:
Contact: Carmen Ortiz
Telephone: 888 600-1936
Americans Rally Around Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale® to End Childhood Hunger
North Brunswick, New Jersey – With spring right around the corner, it’s time to join Share Our Strength® and bake a difference! Share Our Strength, a national organization working to end childhood hunger in the United States, reports that thousands of Americans are signing up to help make sure no kid in America grows up hungry by participating in Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale, presented by Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar. Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale is a national effort that encourages individuals to help end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their communities.
In these tough times, neighbors, co-workers, businesses and families nationwide are making a difference. Share Our Strength is challenging volunteers all across the country to come together and help answer an important question. How many bake sales can volunteers hold in three days to help end childhood hunger? 500, 1000 or maybe 2,000! Teams are forming now for the Bake Sale National Challenge, April 16-18th. Sign up, select a day, choose a location and be counted.
As part of the effort, the first annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale will be held on April 17, 2010, Organized by Gaby Dalkin of WhatsGabyCooking.com, food bloggers from across the country will unite to support the cause by holding bake sales in their states. Readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location. For more information on participating in the National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, or to find a National Food Bloggers Bake Sale location near you, visit WhatsGabyCooking.com/bake-sale.
Funds raised through Great American Bake Sale support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America by helping fund afterschool and summer feeding program. “Today, more families in America are facing hunger due to the economy and rising unemployment,” said Bill Shore, Share Our Strength Founder and Executive Director. “Summer is an especially difficult time because nearly 17 million children facing hunger in America no longer have access to the school meals they rely on,” added Shore.
Great American Bake Sale empowers individuals, including children, to make a difference in their own communities and become part of the solution. Since 2003, more than 1.7 million people have participated in the Great American Bake Sale, raising nearly $6 million.
Great American Bake Sale is also supported by Family Circle, Food Network, and Ultragrain. To register or learn more visit http://www.greatamericanbakesale.org/.
About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength® is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger and ensure they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation; Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®; Share Our Strength’s A Tasteful Pursuit; Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out; and Share Our Strength’s Operation Frontline. Visit Strength.org.
Share Our Strength – 1730 M Street, NW - Ste 700 – Washington DC 20036 – Tel 800 969-4767
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Here is a v i d e o from Share Our Strength.
Listen to what they have to say about ending childhood hunger.
As of April 13, 2010, these are the bloggers who will be leading bake sales in their state. Information obtained from Gaby Dalkin’s blog: WhatsGabyCooking.com.
Alaska – Laura from What’s for Dinner Mom
Fireside Books (720 Alaska Street. Palmer Alaska) 10:00am – 2:00pm
Arizona – Janet from La Due Crew
Scottsdale 5th and Wine (7051 E. 5th Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251) 11am – 3pm
Gaby from Whats Gaby Cooking
Morel’s French Steakhouse and Bistro at The Grove (189 The Grove Dr) 10:30am – 1:30pm
Anita from Dessert First
Omnivore Books (3885a Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA 94131 ) 12pm – 3pm
Colorado – Kate from Treat
Boulder Public Library (1001 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302) 10 am until we run out!
DC – Colleen from Foodie Tots
Historic Eastern Market (7th and C Streets, NE, Washington DC) 9am – 12pm
Florida – Natasha from That’s So Yummy and Renee from Flamingo Musings
Orlando Central Winds Park (1000 E Sr-434, Winter Springs, FL 32708)
Miami Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156) 9:30 till we run out!
Georgia – Tami from Running with Tweezers
Cabbagetown Market (198 Carroll Street) 9am – 1pm
Illinois – Maris from In Good Taste
Cake Smash (2961 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60657) 12pm – 3pm
Kansas – Kristen from Dine and Dish
Kentucky – Melissa from My McDonald Meal
Georgetown Kite and Culture Festival (Georgetown, KY) 10am – 2pm
Massachusetts – Kathyann from Mother May Have
Savoring East Somerville Celebration (125 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144) 1:00am – 3:00 pm
Michigan – Megan from What’s Megan Making
Kava House in Grand Rapids. (6333 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast) 10:00am – 2:00pm
New Jersey – Carmen from Baking is my Zen
Shop Rite of North Brunswick (400 Renaissance Boulevard East North Brunswick, NJ) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New York – Jacquie from The JLH Life
Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene (176 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn) 10:00am – 5:00pm
North Carolina – Shari from Tickled Red
Penny from In Mimi’s Kitchen (Central NC)
Oklahoma – Ashley from Vanilla-Cinnamon
Canadian County Historical Museum (300 S. Grand El Reno, OK 73036) 10:00am – 1:00pm
Oregon – Gina from Change Becomes Change
Virtual Bake Sale – Check it out here
Pennsylvania – Jen from My Kitchen Addiction
Central Pennsylvania – Outlets at Hershey, PA (46 Outlet Square, Hershey, PA 17036) 10am – 3pm
Philadelphia – A Full Plate on Liberties Walk (1009 N. Bodine St Philadelphia, PA 19123) 10am – 2pm
Pittsburgh Giant Eagle in Harrison City, Pa. (2000 Penny Lane Dr, Jeannette, Pa 15644) 10am – 2pm
Rhode Island – Jennifer from Savor the Thyme
Westerly – The Pizza Place Restaurant (43 Broad Street, Westerly, RI 02891) 11 am – 3 pm
Utah – Maria from Two Peas and their Pod
Salt Lake City -at Dan’s Market (1360 S Foothill Blvd) 10:00am – 2:00pm
Orem - at Shirley J’s (15 East 400 South) 10:00am – 2:00pm
Virginia – Susan from She is Becoming Doughmesstic
C&P Discount, 323 North Main Street. Pearisburg, VA (10 am – 2pm)
Washington – Keren from Frantic Foodie
Metropolitan Market (100 Mercer Street. Seattle, WA 98109) 10am – 12pm
Ways to donate to Share Our Strength
By donating to Share Our Strength, you share in the mission and strengthen the efforts to end childhood hunger in America.
How Far Will Your Donation Go?
Every donation helps those in need. For example:
$25 will help feed a child three meals a day for more than a month.
$50 can connect two children with nutritious meals for the entire summer when school is out.
$100 will help provide 25 grocery bags of healthy foods for families at food banks.
Other Ways to Give
Make a Donation in Someone's Name Birthdays, weddings, Mother's Day and other holidays are great ways to honor them in meaningful ways.
Make a Monthly Donation For the cost of eating out each month, you can help Share Our Strength end childhood hunger in America.
Donate via Paypal
Make a text donation Wireless phone users can donate $5 to Share Our Strength by simply texting the word "SHARE" to 20222 on their mobile device*. Donations from the text program will help provide food for the 12.4 million children at risk of hunger in America and will help address the recent increase in demand for food aid across the nation.
Share Our Strength
ACT NOW. Children need you now.
Peace & Love,
Name: Carmen Ortiz
Telephone number: (888) 600-1936
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