More About Cookies Across America
Cookie lovers unite! Whether it's baking and sharing cookies with the needy or donating cookie ingredients to a food bank, you can make a difference in your community this Christmas.
On December 10, 2011, join Taste of Home, Allrecipes, and Nestlé®, as we spread a little Christmas cookie cheer across America. Here are a few ways to get involved.
Host a Cookie Exchange
If you love baking cookies and gathering with friends and family, this is the event for you. Take the pledge and join us, December 10, 2011, or set your own date during December, and have everyone bring a few dozen of their favorite holiday cookies. Make it a decorating party! Add icing and festive touches.
Then wrap up your cookies for donation and give them to a local food pantry, emergency shelter, senior center, lunch program, or other community agency. Be sure to check first that they accept food donations, and ask when they would like delivery.
Organize a Food Drive
Host a food drive that focuses on baking ingredients, then donate items to your local food bank. Open up the food drive to friends, family, and coworkers, along with school, church, and other groups.
Ingredients Most in Need:
- Peanut Butter
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
Where to Donate?
- Food pantries, family shelters, senior centers
- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- The Ronald McDonald House
Other ideas? Check with your town hall or city government. Search the internet for "human service," "domestic violence," and agencies that meet basic human needs of food and shelter.