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Host a Bake Sale to Feed Hungry older adults

Duration

3 - 4+ hrs

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th

Help Required

Adult

Description

Hold your very own bake sale with proceeds and donations going to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels to help feel our older adults. For every $7.85 you raise, you can feed a homebound older adult for a day. A few cookies and a little bit of your time could change a older adult's life!

What's Needed To Complete

1. Home baked goods 2. A table and chairs for your stand 3. Signs advertising your sweet event

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

Getting proper nutrition can be a challenge for older adults, especially those who are homebound or living alone. Cooking, even getting to the grocery store, can be difficult. By hosting a bake sale and donating the proceeds to St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, you will help provide daily nutrition for a older adult who might otherwise go without. We deliver over 3,000 meals to older adults every day, and you can help make sure that continues. For every $7.85 you raise, we can feed a older adult for a whole day.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

1. Identify a date and location for your bake sale. (If doing it on public property, be sure to get permission from any necessary parties.) 2. Decide what you will make and gather the necessary ingredients and supplies. 3. Advertise your upcoming bake sell by emailing family and friends, sharing on social media, etc. 4. Bake your sweet treats; package them; and make signs to advertise what you have available. 5. Conduct your bake sale and HAVE FUN knowing you are making a difference in the lives of hungry older adults. 6. Mail a check for the amount of the donations collected to: St. Vincent Meals on Wheels 2303 Miramar Street Los Angeles, CA 90057 *Tip: You may want to price your individual items, or simply tell buyers you are accepting donations for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Sometimes offering items for free but giving people the opportunity to donate to a good cause is even more effective!

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