You all know that I am always on the lookout for fun and low cost family activities in SoCal, but when I find something that is not only a great event, but helps kids in need as well, I am all over it!
This week on September 18th the La Brea Bakery is partnering with No Kid Hungry and ABC Family stars to help fight childhood hunger in America. So that's about as important as it gets, right?
All you have to do is go, pay $25, eat amazing food, have delicious drinks, listen to fun music, and hang out with celebrities like Lea Thompson, Marlee Matlin, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, D.W. Moffett, and Ryan Lane.
Um, COUNT ME IN!!!
How does all this eating and shmoozing help our kids? Well, 100% of the money raised will go to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, which is working to ensure that all children get the healthy food they need, every day. Sounds good, but how the heck to they pull that off?
1) Access: Connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals.
2) Education: Teaching low-income families to stretch their food budgets so their kids get healthy meals at home.
3) Awareness: Shining a national spotlight on the crisis of childhood hunger in America.
Ok, even if there weren't baked goods involved, I would still be interested in supporting this great cause.
Additionally, La Brea Bakery, the premier artisan bread brand in the country, is offering one sweet deal to customers of their cafés in Los Angeles and Disneyland to support No Kid Hungry: one dollar from every $4 specially marked two-pack of the bakery’s classic oatmeal-raisin cookies will be donated to the hunger-fighting organization through the month of September.
Register and get all the info at: www.nokidhungry.org\LaBreaBakeryNKH.
GO! They had me at "bakery"...
Laura Nickerson is LA's go-to-mom for cheap and local family activities. Check her out @nickerberger on Twitter giving daily tips at #buzzLA, on KHTS AM 1220's SCV Buzz, or on CTV's The Buzz on Channel 3.
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