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No Kid Hungry Bake Sale And Divine Fair Trade Chocolate

Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate

Lets face it, as food bloggers a good part of our day is spent thinking about food, I constantly think about what new recipe can I conjure up with the beautiful and seemingly unlimited supply of food available to us. How is it then in this vast country with so much food, how is it that children can go to bed with an empty stomach?  It’s a very sad thought and because of this  I am participating with other food bloggers in a Bake Sale this weekend to benefit “No Kid Hungry“, 100% of the proceeds go to this amazing charity. In America, one of the wealthiest countries in the world 1 in 5 children go to bed hungry, thats a staggering statistic and this has to end. Local food bloggers are all donating baked goods and we are selling them here in Brooklyn at “The Flea” in an effort to raise money and awareness.

Divine Chocolate is one of the sponsers, click on the link to find out more about this wonderful company. They are the only fair trade cocoa company owned by it’s farmers. What a wonderful concept, the farmers/owners share in the company profits. You might ask why the photo of that luscious chocolate, well the good people from Divine have generously donated some chocolate to a handfull of bloggers that we will use in making our goodies for the bake sale and one of the lucky bloggers is moi!!!  I am very excited, because not only is this chocolate delicious, and the baked goods are going to help a very worthy cause but I am so happy to use chocolate that comes from a company that is owned by the farmers themselves. It’s a win win as far as I am concerned.

Back to the bake sale, visit the website to find out more information and what you can do to help. You can make a donation, there are raffles with fantastic prizes and this is something you can feel good about. We all love our children and knowing that we are doing something to help is the best feeling in the world. If you don’t live in NYC, no problem, enter the raffle or make a donation. Think about it, ending childhood hunger in the USA is within our reach and a donation no matter how small brings us one step closer.

I will be posting photo’s of the items I am making and also of the bake sale itself this weekend. We will also be able to meet some of the farmers from Ghana who offer their support for this very worthy cause. More to come….

Preview of the baked goods!

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Photo taken by Whole Foods

Photo taken by Whole Foods

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42 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a wonderful idea and a worthy cause and lucky lucky you being the recipient of a chocolate donation. Those espresso chocolate cookies look TDF…

    April 29, 2013
    • Yes it truly is a worthy cause and I hope the sale this weekend raises a lot of money for them. Thank you so much.

      April 29, 2013
  2. Good luck with your sale!
    That is a staggering stat concerning kids that go to bed hungry. Unfortunately, I can’t imagine the figures are much better here.

    April 29, 2013
    • Thank you so much, it is shocking isn’t it. I know this issue is global and it must change. It’s a tall order I know but starting to deal with it in our own backyard is a start.

      April 30, 2013
  3. What a great concept! I just checked and it seems like you’re all set with bakers/volunteers. I would have loved to participate. I’ll certainly try to make a trip up to Brooklyn Flea this weekend. At least I can help as a consumer! Hope to see you there!

    April 29, 2013
    • Last year I heard about it late and was not able to participate so I signed up for this year. You should do the same, next year you can donate baked goods. Hope to see you at the bake sale. Would love to meet you.

      April 29, 2013
  4. tons of chocklate, what a wonderfull lives..

    April 29, 2013
    • Chocolate is always a good thing and I love the Divine chocolate for more than just how good it is I love the concept. Thank you so much.

      April 29, 2013
      • Thank you so much, it’s sad right. No child or anyone for that matter should go hungry when there is so much surplus of food thats wasted.

        April 29, 2013
  5. What a great idea to do, Suzanne! It’s both sad to think of all the children going to bed hungry tonight in this country, and how many children working cocoa fields are being worked into an early death. I know the owner of Divine Chocolate, and he walks the talk. Sit down with him over a glass of wine, and you’ll learn more than you can imagine about the child (and adult) labor issues around cocoa plantations, and the importance of buying Fair Trade. Thanks for letting us know about this event this weekend!

    April 29, 2013
    • Really wow, you know the owner. It sounds wonderful and I love the concept. It’s fantastic that the farmers share in running the company and share the profits.

      April 30, 2013
  6. Good luck with the bake sale 🙂

    April 29, 2013
  7. That’s shocking news that 1 in 5 children in the US goes to bed with a hungry stomach. Almost unbelievable, considering that the US is one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
    Glad to see that local food bloggers came up with this concept.

    Best of luck with it!

    April 30, 2013
    • Thanks Julian, it is so shocking, the US is wealthy and powerful yet the problem persists. It’s just wrong. So much food is thrown away as surplus. This has to change.

      April 30, 2013
  8. How good to see those with food passion giving to others!
    To cook is to nurture, and here is a way that you have moved that nurture & caring beyond its normal boundaries.
    Hope the sale makes a mint!

    April 30, 2013
    • Thank you so much, we hope for great success for a very worthy cause.

      April 30, 2013
  9. This sounds like an amazing charity! The food looks really good too!

    April 30, 2013
    • There will be lots of wonderful baked goods and I am so excited to meet some of the farmers/owners of Divine who are going to stop by the bake sale.

      April 30, 2013
  10. I love this and am so excited to see what you create and how the sale goes. I will check out your links!

    April 30, 2013
  11. I like how Shakira (I know!) who has a philantrophic platform devoted to eradicating hunger puts it: that we’re not evolved as a species unless and until we eliminate hunger.

    It is a great idea to start in one’s own backyard as you put it and this looks to be a delicious and wonderful concept. Good luck with sale and hope to swing by.

    April 30, 2013
    • Yes we must start in our own backyard and it’s shameful really that children or anyone would go hungry in a country with the vast resources we have here. Thank you so much I know the bake sale will be a great success.

      April 30, 2013
  12. Very well done, Suzanne. It is a wonderful cause and I wish you all the best for the sale.

    April 30, 2013
  13. What a wonderful cause to join in, Suzanne. I know the bake sale will be a great success, especially with your baked treats! Wish I was closer to come by. I’m a big fan of Divine, both for its quality and mission. Have fun!

    April 30, 2013
    • Thanks so much Hannah, I too hope for great success. I just discovered Divine a short time ago and am so impressed with them, not just because the chocolate is great but the mission is outstanding.

      April 30, 2013
  14. This sound wonderful Suzanne. I am going to check the site and see how I can contribute. I am so glad to hear of the bake sale and I agree with you….this is shameful this could be present in a country such as America, with the vast resources we have.

    April 30, 2013
    • Thank you so much, it’s so true. How can this happen in the US, it truly is shameful.

      April 30, 2013
  15. I hope you do really well in your sales. What a worthy cause. You are such a generous person Suzanne, I am glad to call you a friend 🙂

    April 30, 2013
    • Thanks Suzie, you are so kind. I just felt compelled to help in a very small way. It helps to get the word out, there is power in numbers and the more that know the more help that can be given.

      April 30, 2013
  16. Good luck on the bake sale!

    April 30, 2013
  17. What a beautiful thing to do Suzanne. That’s heartbreaking to hear…we really do take for granted how easy we can obtain food. I’m sure the bake sale will go fabulous with you there :). Those cookies look amazing. I have a double chocolate espresso cookie recipe too with part almond flour, it’s my most popular cookie recipe! Good luck this weekend!

    May 1, 2013
  18. Congratulations! I have nominated you for a blogging award 😀 Check out the post here: http://carlasueeatsweet.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/and-the-nominees-are/

    May 1, 2013
  19. I participated in this event last year in Los Angeles. What a great cause!

    May 1, 2013

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