Drop In and Decorate: Cookies for Donation!
|Until just recently, I was not aware of this fabulous way to help those in need.|
Lydia of the gorgeous and extremely well written blog, The Perfect Pantry contacted me with all the information.
Lydia is the founder of Drop In and Decorate a fun way of getting with friends and family to bake cookies together - and then donate your treats to a local shelter, food pantry, senior center, etc. What I like most about her idea is that it's a win-win situation! You get to be with the people you love, in the place you love the most (the kitchen!) and you get to really be a part of helping someone who is in need.
Sure, cookies won't feed a starving nation - but cookies will brighten up someone's day like nothing else could. The people eating your delicious cookies would appreciate some home baked goodness - it's probably not often that they get such a wonderful gift!
So, I'm delighted to pitch in and write this post, in hopes that the 4 of you who read my blog, will get together with your favorite people, bake up a few batches of cookies and then drop them off where you think they are needed most. I know I'm going to be doing this! I've already asked a group of my favorite girlie girls and we will be baking in the next few weeks. I CAN'T WAIT! It's going to be a blast! And wow.. I just thought of something.. I'll have help cleaning up! WOOOO!! heeee
Hey, here's another terrific thing about Drop In and Decorate - King Arthur Flour Co. is jumping on the bandwagon, too! They are offering a Drop in and Decorate Baking Kit which will make your baking day all that more easy. AND if you order between now and November 15th, King Arthur will include a FREE dough scraper. =)
Add the kit to your shopping cart. On the payment page, enter Promotion Code "Dropin" to the Promotion field and click the Update button. The page will refresh and the dough scraper will be added to your order. Offer valid through November 15 only (but the kit is on sale until December 26, and would make a great holiday gift).
C'mon kids.. get your friends/family over and do a lil baking for charity! And hey.. if schedules don't mesh and your weekend to bake isn't great for anyone else, go ahead and Drop In and Decorate yourself - nothing wrong with that at all! =)
Ohhh one more wee thing.. I found this myself while reading Lydia's Nine Cooks website. There is an artist in Providence, Rhode Island, named Shawn Kenny who paints extremely gorgeous food themed paintings. They are fabulous - you must go look! If you happen to fall in love and purchase one, part of the proceeds go to agencies who are helping to fight hunger.