Having raised more than $50,000 for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, The Great Chappaqua Bake Sale (GCBS) is celebrating its 5th anniversary raising money to fight childhood hunger on Saturday, September 27, at the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival. In honor of Year Five, the GCBS will kick off a week-long promotion, ‘Share Our Fight with Five’ with local business partners that have supported the bake sale since it began in 2010.
The new ‘Share Our Fight with 5’ promotion will spotlight several devoted business partners that will offer customers a special GCBS promotional item and donate 5% of the proceeds from the sale of that item to GCBS. The promotion will begin on Saturday, September 20.
The GCBS and raffle “have been a huge success thanks to the generous support of the local business community, which donates baked goods, products and services year after year to support this cause,” says Holly Blum, Jessica Reinmann and Allison Spiegel, the GCBS co-chairs. The GCBS Bake Sale Raffle and tickets will be available for purchase online beginning in early September and at the children’s book festival on September 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bell School. This year’s raffle includes prize packages donated by 75 businesses and counting and is valued currently at more than $15,000.
Money raised from the GCBS funds meals programs in New York State. In New York, 22% of kids struggle with hunger. Since 2011, the No Kid Hungry network has helped bring more than 34 million additional meals to kids who need them–including 1.1 million additional meals in New York. The campaign is focused on expanding access to school breakfast and free summer meals and has also empowered more than 10,000 New York families with the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy, affordable meals through the Cooking Matters program.