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'No Kid Hungry': Bake Sales In April

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Here’s the perfect excuse to indulge in cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats this month: the annual Great American Bake Sale to benefit No Kid Hungry.

Across the U.S., community groups in backyards and businesses are selling baked goods to raise funds for the organization that works to alleviate child hunger, which affects as many as 1 in 5 children.

Here in Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College will host a bake sale on April 15 from 9 am – 1 pm in the Overcash lobby. Taking place during the Sensoria Celebration of the Arts, it will feature the culinary creations of students from the Baking and Pastry Arts Club. All proceeds from the event - yes, that’s 100 percent - will go to No Kid Hungry.

No Kid Hungry is part of Share Our Strength, which also gave rise to the elegant Taste of the Nation events. (Charlotte’s event will take place April 15 this year, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Queen City.)

Although the designated Great American Bake Sale weekend is April 17 – 19, 2015, organizers stress there are no “official” dates. Anyone can host a sale, anytime. The No Kid Hungry website makes it easy with checklists, tips, posters, stickers – and recipes. Check out Gluten-Free Brownies, Blackberry Cheesecake Crumb Bars, or Cappuccino Cake.

Best of all, you can quit counting carbs and calories this month – so kids can count on you.