The Corner Bakery Café Helps Fight Childhood Hunger

Starting today, the Corner Bakery Café will be getting teachers involved in a fundraiser for No Kid Hungry

These teachers had a blast raising money for kids in need, especially when so many of them pay for their students out of pocket during the school year.

The Corner Bakery Café is a neighborhood spot for sandwiches, baked goods, and more, but did you know that they're also helping to end childhood hunger? Starting July 23, the Corner Bakery Café will be enlisting teachers in Chicago and Washington, D.C. for two events in which they will board the café’s “Crave Cruisers” and help raise and donate $1,000 to each of the area's No Kid Hungry programs, the national non-profit organization helping to end childhood hunger across America.

On July 23 in Chicago and July 29 in Washington, D.C., teachers will board the buses for a day of fun competitions like a pancake-flipping challenge. Then, the cruisers will deliver freshly-baked goods and lemonade to each of the No Kid Hungry summer meals sites, and the café will also deliver $1,000 checks to the local No Kid Hungry programs. Since 2008, Corner Bakery Café has raised over $1.2 million to help fight hunger, which affects one in five children across America.

“You think childhood hunger doesn’t exist in your backyard, but today 16 million kids don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Diana Hovey, Chief Marketing Officer at Corner Bakery Café. “We are so proud to be part of something that truly makes a difference.”

If you’re eager to get involved but aren’t a teacher, you can buy a frozen lemonade, lemon whoopee pie, or blueberry lemonade baby Bundt from one of the café’s 167 locations across the country, and part of the profits will be donated to No Kid Hungry.

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