Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here's a sneak peek at my scrumptious Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes that will be on sale this Saturday, April 17 as part of the National Food Bloggers Bake Sale for Share Our Strength. A whole bevy of NY food bloggers will be participating in this bake sale (list of participants and what they are bringing can be found here), but as far as I can tell only Chris from The Skint and I are bringing vegan baked goods.
Share Our Strength works to fight childhood hunger in the US. Did you know that nearly 17 million children in America face hunger? That's ALMOST ONE IN FOUR CHILDREN. Sorry for the all caps, but I found this statistic to be truly shocking. That any child should be hungry in this great country of ours, the richest country in the world, is just plain unacceptable. And if you've been watching Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, like I have, then you will also know that the majority of the children who do get to eat are being fed horrifically processed food products that just barely qualify as "food." Alas, but that's another problem. I know that Jamie Oliver isn't promoting a vegan or even vegetarian lifestyle, but I think we can all agree that he's fighting the good fight and is definitely trying to make progress in the right direction.
Our bake sale this Saturday will be one of many taking place across the country this weekend for the cause. Holding bake sales may seem like a small gesture to make in the face of such an enormous problem, but keep in mind that we raised thousands of dollars with vegan bake sales for Haiti. You can read more about how funds from bake sales go to fight childhood hunger here.
So if you're in NYC, please come out early this Saturday before my cupcakes sell out. I will post the recipe on Saturday too, but not until then in case you are tempted to just make these at home instead of coming out to spend your bucks on mine.
Where: The Brooklyn Flea
176 Lafayette Avenue
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010 (rain or shine!)
10 AM to 5 PM
Posted by Leinana Two Moons at 9:15 PM