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Bake It Forward

If you are baking anyway, why not help those less fortunate than us this season? Just Bake it Forward!

Bake It Forward | Hostess At HeartThe first time I heard the term “Bake It Forward”, I was actually preparing a basket of baked goods for a fundraiser at the time. Do you believe in Karma or just coincidence?

Bake It Forward | Hostess At HeartI was asked to participate in a fundraiser for a friend of ours that has been fighting for his life and livelihood since June. Baked goods, kitchen gadgets or a combination of the two make great gift or fundraiser ideas. Everyone likes to eat right?

Bake It Forward | Hostess At Heart

To put my contribution together, I bought a nice basket and filled it with a loaf of my Harvest Grains Bread, two dozen Spiced Coffee Cookies, and one dozen Lemon cupcakes with Blackberry filling. I added three dishtowels for a punch of color to my otherwise neutral-colored basket.

Next time I would bake a cookie that could be stacked. I like that each item is packaged separately so the person that got this basket could transport it and share it if they choose.

I love socializing over food, and cooking for friends and family is my way of letting them know how special they are. Baking or cooking is a wonderful way to help someone that needs it or just showing someone that you are thinking of them.

Right now, Food Network will donate $1.00 for each person that posts a picture with #BakeItForward to No Kid Hungry. If you are baking anyway, why not help someone less fortunate than us? Just click on the Food Network link above for a simple how to. They are also asking that we challenge a friend to do the same. I am nominating you my friend so get baking and feed a child.

I hope that this gives you gift ideas, and hope you have the opportunity to “Bake It Forward”.

Shari

Monday 7th of December 2015

That is such a great idea, Julie! Thank you for passing it along. I hadn't heard of baking it forward before. Your basket full of goodies looks so yummy! It is such a nice variety of food items.

Julie Menghini

Monday 7th of December 2015

Thank you Shari! I hope you get a chance to toss a picture to them.

pattisj

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Nice work, Julie!

Julie Menghini

Monday 7th of December 2015

Thank you Patti!

cookingwithauntjuju.com

Sunday 6th of December 2015

I have not heard of Bake It Forward but what a great way to share. I have donated in other ways and love to give homemade gifts but baked goods are always popular. Thanks for the link.... Julie.

Julie Menghini

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Thank you Judi!

Dawn

Sunday 6th of December 2015

What a lovely idea, Julie! I have never heard of 'Bake It Forward' before. Your generous basket of goodies was such a thoughtful way to give from the heart. Sharing Handmade Kindness has always been my 'cup of tea.' As a paper crafter, I love to share handmade cards with family, friends, and even strangers! Sending sunny hugs from the Midwest! ♡

Julie Menghini

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Thank you Dawn! My neighbor girl makes me the loveliest cards too, and I just love receiving them. Homemade is best!

Lili

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Lovely idea and basket Julie! Will look at the link. :)

Julie Menghini

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Thank you Lili!