LINC has partnered with the American Society of Baking and No Kid Hungry to support efforts to reduce child hunger in Missouri.
The World’s Biggest Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 am to 3 pm under the big white tents south of Commerce Bank at 6336 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64113.
The previous three years of the event have raised over $220,000 for children in Missouri.
The event will feature dozens of culinary professionals – including wholesale & retail bakeries, specialty bakers, and many wildly talented independent bakers that have donated their time and goods to the effort. All proceeds will be used to benefit No Kid Hungry.
Next door to the bake sale, LINC and Border Star Montessori will have a school carnival from 10 am to 2 p.m.
The old-fashioned carnival will have many family friendly events including vendor booths, prizes, music and much more. The event is free and open to the public.
It is supported by other Kansas City Public Schools and LINC Caring Communities sites including Hale Cook Elementary, Troost Elementary, and African-Centered College Preparatory Academy.
Poverty & Hunger
1 in 6 children in the United States face hunger. Hunger is a problem that most often affects low-income families. One method of measuring poverty is the federal poverty level (FPL), a number set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The federal poverty level is the minimum amount of money a family needs each year to afford the necessities of life: food, clothing, shelter and transportation.
In 2016, the federal poverty level was $24,300 for a family of four. Over 40 million people (almost 13% of all Americans) lived in poverty in 2016. Of that number, 13 million were children. This number is a minimum. Families making twice that much are still considered low-income by most experts, and likely struggle to make ends meet.
More than 13 million children in the United States live in "food insecure" homes, according to recent research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That means those families don't regularly have enough food to eat.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010. Learn more about Share Our Strength at ShareOurStrength.org.
The American Society of Baking is a professional organization comprising commercial baking professionals, food technologists, engineering, equipment, ingredient and service experts dedicated to advancing baking and baking science technology.