CITY OF GAITHERSBURG CITY MANAGER: King Arthur Flour Partners with City to Help Fight Hunger
City of Gaithersburg City Manager issued the following announcement on Feb. 27.
As part of Hunger Awareness Month, the City partners with King Arthur Flour to bake & donate to hunger-relief organizations.
As part of Gaithersburg’s Hunger Awareness Month, more than 2,300 students and community members from Gaithersburg, MD will partner with King Arthur Flour bakers to bake and donate to hunger-relief organizations throughout the month of March.
“Hunger is a very real issue in Gaithersburg, and we are proud to support a number of programs that help our residents access quality food,” said Mayor Jud Ashman. “As we call attention to this issue, we’re excited to partner with the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program. We’ve celebrated the fact that we’re a CHARACTER COUNTS! community for the past 23 years, and we can’t think of a more caring activity than baking a loaf of bread to share with a friend, neighbor, or someone in need.”
It is estimated that approximately 6,600 residents in the City rely on food assistance programs each year. By proclaiming March as Hunger Awareness Month, the City hopes to shine a light on this important issue and provide resources to both those who are in need of food assistance and those who would like to volunteer their time and resources to help.
The City is partnering with the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program to host free baking programs throughout the City and in schools to give everyone a chance to bake and share in March. Participants will receive ingredients to make two loaves of bread – one for themselves and one to donate to a friend, neighbor, or participating nonprofit organization.
“King Arthur Flour’s Bake for Good Kids Program has been visiting schools all over the country for 27 years, but this is our first time going deep into a community like this and we could not be more excited,” said Amy Driscoll, Bake for Good Kids Program Manager. “This is a tangible and fun way that children and families can help a person in need,”
Throughout March, donations will be made to organizations such as Caring Matters, Wells/Robertson House and Interfaith Works.
Members of the media are welcome to attend one of the Bake for Good community events on March 9, 10 or 11. Event details can be found on the King Arthur Flour's Bake for Good.
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Source: City of Gaithersburg City Manager