nkh_logo_v3Being the holiday season, fellow Colorado bloggers Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack (Muy Bueno Cookbook), Toni Dash (Boulder Locavore) and Erin Sellin (Dinners, Dishes and Desserts) wanted to do something to give back. Inspired by the campaigns Toyota and the Food Network to do something nice for others, the bloggers decided to Bake It Forward, preparing cookie recipes special to their own families to give to firefighters in thanks for all they do every day. To spread the word and hopefully inspire others to do that same, they made a video of their experience and are sharing it on their blogs and social media with the hashtag #BakeItForward. 

fn-logoTheir philanthropy dovetails into a Food Network campaign which donates $1 to No Kid Hungry each time someone bakes a treat and shares a photo on social media with the hashtag. Their goal is to both remind people that baking someone for someone else in their life or community does change that person’s day and in the process to increase the donations to No Kid Hungry, a cause in which they all believe in strongly. Colorado Dame Michele Morris, a Hall of Fame Chef Educator with Share our Strength, the parent organization to No Kid Hungry, has worked with the No Kid Hungry campaign for the past 5 years, and continues to teach cooking classes for their Cooking Matters program. For more information, please click on any of the links below:

#BakeItForward Blog Posts

Yvette (Muy Bueno Cookbook)
Toni (Boulder Locavore)
Erin (Dinners, Dishes & Desserts)
You Tube link to the video created by the bloggers.