#BakeLikeABoss

Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is the perfect fundraising activity to do with colleagues. A bake sale is a fun way to get to know your office-mates, take a break from the daily tasks of office life and make a huge impact in the effort to end childhood hunger in America. You can hold a bake sale in your office or take it to the streets and show your community that your entire office is dedicated to a cause.

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For the past three years, OpenTable has hosted a Bake Sale in their corporate offices in San Francisco. In 2013, Employees baked dozens of delectable treats, Invited other companies from their building to attend and incorporated an employee happy hour to raise additional funds and further encourage employee participation. They raised over $1,500! And to top that, Opentable used their social media assets to encourage othersto sign up to host their own Bake Sale.

Here are some ways to have your own successful bake sale at work:

  • Build a bake sale team by involving everyone who would like to help, from interns and administrative staff to executives.
  • The best location for your bake sale will be somewhere with high foot traffic, like the lobby or cafeteria.
  • If you don’t have a location for your bake sale, consider hosting a mobile bake sale; go desk to desk selling your baked goods.
  • Pre-Order Bake Sale - take orders in your office ahead of time and deliver goods.
  • Use your company’s communication resources such as company emails, intranet sites, bulletin boards and newsletters to get the word out about your bake sale.
  • Most companies have a matching gift program. Check with your HR department to see if your bake sale is eligible for the program.

Check out more helpful tips here.

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.

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