If you have a question that's not answered below, please contact us and we'll be glad to help.
1. What are the official
dates of the Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry campaign?
There are no official dates. Bake Sales can be held anytime of the year!
2. Where can I find more resources to
help me with my bake sale?
Our online Bakers' Resources is the place to find lots of how-to tips, signage and much more. If you are looking for something that is not on the list, please call or email us with your suggestions.
3. Is there somewhere I
can network with other bakers?
Yes, Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry has a Facebook page and is on Twitter, @BakeSale4NKH. You can connect with bakers to share stories, photos and ideas on both! Be sure to join and be part of the buzz of ending childhood hunger with a bake sale!
4. Where can I hold my bake sale?
Anywhere! Simply find a local business, school, place of worship, community center or neighborhood that will allow you to hold your bake sale. It’s that simple. We have more ideas for good locations in our Location Guide.
5. Can I sell food in my
area without a license?
Bake sales held on behalf of a nonprofit are usually legal, even in places that have strict rules about selling food. Contact your local health department if you have questions about your particular locale. If you are unable to sell homemade baked goods, you still may be able to sell baked goods donated by a licensed food producer in your area; ask your local bakeries or grocery stores to donate goods for your bake sale. Use the Donation Request letter that can be found online in the Bakers' Resources.
6. How do I submit my proceeds from my bake sale?
You can submit your proceeds online with a credit card. Click on "Submit Your Bake Sale Proceeds" under the Give heading at the top of this page. You can also mail your donation check to:
Share Our Strength
Bake Sale For No Kid Hungry
P.O. Box 75203
Baltimore, MD 21275-5203
7. How will funds raised
from my bake sale be used?
Funds raised through Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Nationally, the campaign provides leadership, raises awareness and advocates for change that will make sure no kid in America ever goes hungry. Locally, Share Our Strength funds the most effective anti-hunger organizations and builds partnerships that bring together public officials, nonprofits, community groups, private funders and businesses to end childhood hunger in a particular state or city. To learn more about the work being done through No Kid Hungry, click here.
8. How can I share my
bake sale story?
We would love to hear from you! Please email us photos from your bake sale with a note describing your event and identifying everyone in your photo. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also post photos on the Bake Sale For No Kid Hungry Facebook page.
9. Are the funds raised
at my bake sale tax-deductible?
No, the purchase of baked goods is not a tax-deductible contribution. By hosting a Bake Sale For No Kid Hungry, you are acting on behalf of Share Our Strength and therefore would not claim the funds raised as a tax-deductible contribution. Generally, the customers buying baked goods at your sale are receiving a benefit equal to the contribution. Internal Revenue Service Publication 526 states: “If you receive a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you can deduct only the amount of your contribution that is more than the value of the benefit you receive.”
10. What is your Federal
Share Our Strength’s Federal Identification Number is 52-1367538. A copy of our 501(c)3 Status Letter is available in the Bakers' Resources.
Principal McElhaney from Maryland started an innovative breakfast program at his school three years ago with the help of the No Kid Hungry campaign. He is witnessing the effects of kids accessing a healthy breakfast every day.
– NO KID HUNGRY IMPACT –
Through the First Class Breakfast Initiative, Maryland Meals for Achievement and other efforts, the number of kids eating a free or reduced-price school breakfast daily in Maryland increased by more than 30,000 students between 2010 and 2012. More than 130 Maryland schools have moved breakfast out of the cafeteria in order to make it part of the school day, an innovative way to maximize participation among eligible students.
– NO KID HUNGRY IMPACT –
The Arkansas No Kid Hungry campaign is connecting more kids to the summer meals program as part of our strategy to end childhood hunger. Since 2010, the number of summer meals sites across the state has increased from 435 sites to more than 580 sites in 2012. During this time, the number of summer meals served to kids during the summer increased by more than 730,000 – a 41 percent increase.
To learn more about the work being done through No Kid Hungry, visit nokidhungry.org/our-impact.