How to Host a Bake Sale

Photo courtesy of No Kid Hungry.

Follow this six-week timeline for a profitable and easy-to-execute bake sale.

Before you get started, don’t forget to register your Bake Sale for No kid Hungry!

WEEK 1: ORGANIZE YOUR TEAM.
Reach out to friends, family members, neighbors, coworkers—anyone you think would like to be involved in this project. Set up a Facebook group or email chain so you can keep in regular contact and begin assigning tasks to each member.

WEEK 2: PICK YOUR LOCATION.
Pick a location that is guaranteed to get noticed. Host your bake sale at your office, neighborhood school, a community center, a popular grocery store front, or a local farmers’ market. You can also coordinate with local events like 5K runs, parades, and festivals toensure your bake sale gets plenty of foot traffic.

WEEK 3: PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE.
Once you sign up, we’ll send you a bake sale tool kit. Use social media, coffee shop and community center bulletin boards, and simple word of mouth to get your event on people’s radar. Ask friends and local businesses to post bake sale signs in front of their homes and stores for increased visibility.

WEEK 4: ASK FOR DONATIONS AND STOCK UP ON INGREDIENTS.
Check in with your local grocery stores to see if they’ll support your bake sale by offering reduced rates on groceries or packaging supplies. You can also ask for donations from friends and family to cut down on costs. Either way, now is the time to get your ingredients in order.

WEEK 5: START BAKING.
Prep and bake your treats now and freeze them so they’ll be fresh for the bake saleBakedpound cakes and scones and drop cookie dough all freeze very well!

WEEK 6: LAUNCH YOUR BAKE SALE.
Make sure to capture your big event, snapping shots of participants, buyers, and, of course, the delicious baked goods. Once the bake sale is over, remember to submit your funds and your story to No Kid Hungry online so they know how their community has grown.

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