WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Share Our Strength(R),
a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up
hungry, will host the World's Largest Bake Sale at Mall of America(R) in
Bloomington, MN on Sunday, March 30, 2008. Sandra Lee, star of
Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee and Duff Goldman star of Ace of Cakes
on Food Network will make appearances.
The World's Largest Bake Sale will feature recipes from Sandra Lee, and
Food Network stars Nigella Lawson, Paula Deen, Ellie Krieger, Robin Miller,
Ingrid Hoffman and Pat and Gina Neely. Lee will be on site to meet and
greet fans during her book signings. Goldman will attempt to set the
Guinness Book of World of Records for the World's Largest Cupcake, which
will be featured in an upcoming episode of his show, Ace of Cakes. A
representative from the Guinness Book of World Records will be on site to
declare the cupcake as the world's largest.
"What better way to fight hunger than a cupcake the size of a Shetland
Pony? We're really excited to be a part of this event for Great American
Bake Sale," said Goldman.
The World's Largest Bake Sale is a kick-off event for Share Our
Strength's Great American Bake Sale, a national campaign that mobilizes
Americans to end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their
communities. Running through June, the campaign has already engaged more
than 1 million people in the last four years, raising nearly $4 million to
fight childhood hunger in America. More than 12 million children are at
risk of hunger in America, meaning they do not have a reliable source of
food on a regular basis.
"As someone who grew up with hunger, I am proud to be part of this
event that will help children in the Minneapolis community as well as raise
awareness of the issue of hunger nationally," said Lee.
Since 1998, Share Our Strength has made investments to over 21
organizations in Minneapolis and to more than 1,000 organizations across
America and worldwide to fight childhood hunger. In Minnesota, more than
132,000 children are at risk of hunger. Funds raised from the World's
Largest Bake Sale will be given back to the Minneapolis community to fund
organizations fighting childhood hunger.
Supporting the execution of the World's Largest Bake Sale include
Domino(R) Sugar and C&H(R) Sugar, King Arthur Flour and Reynolds, who are
supplying sugar, flour and packaging respectively, and The International
Culinary School at The Art Institutes Minnesota who will bake all the baked
For more information on the World's Largest Bake Sale and Share Our
Strength's Great American Bake Sale campaign, please visit
About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength(R) is a national organization working to make sure
no kid in America grows up hungry. We weave together a net of community
groups, activists and food programs to catch children at risk of hunger,
and surround them with nutritious food where they live, learn and play. We
work with the culinary industry to create engaging, pioneering programs
like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation(R), Share Our Strength's
Great American Bake Sale(R), Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit(R),
Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out(TM), and Share Our Strength's
Operation Frontline(R). For more information, please visit
About Mall of America
Mall of America is the nation's largest retail and entertainment
complex. The 4.2 million square foot complex is home to more than 520
world-class shops; the nation's largest indoor family amusement park;
Underwater Adventures(R) Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-though
aquarium; a 14-screen movie theater and more. The Mall opened in August of
1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown
Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information visit mallofamerica.com
About Sandra Lee
Sandra Lee is an internationally-acclaimed home, life and style expert
who is a New York Times and Amazon.com best-selling author. With 13 books
to her credit, she is the host of a top-rated TV show, Semi-Homemade
Cooking with Sandra Lee, on the Food Network. Sandra is set to release four
new books in 2008 beginning with Semi-Homemade Grilling 2 in spring 2008.
Semi-Homemade Cooking airs twelve times per week on the Food Network:
Monday - Friday at 12:30pm and 4pm ET/PT, Saturday at 10am ET/PT and Sunday
at 12pm ET/PT.
About Duff Goldman
Chef Duff has been cooking since the age of four, when his Mom caught
him in the kitchen watching Chef Tell and swinging around a meat cleaver.
Duff himself studied at the Corcoran School in Washington, D.C. and was at
one time a graffiti artist of some notoriety. In addition to owning and
operating Charm City Cakes, Duff is also a sculptor, artist, and musician-
he plays bass in the indie instrumental band "so I had to..." and is an all
around good guy with the cleanest hands in town. Duff and his Charm City
Cakes staff star in the Food Network series, Ace of Cakes airing Tuesdays
at 10pm ET/PT and Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 pm ET/PT.
SOURCE Share Our Strength