To kick off this new celebration, we invited Carey Underwood, King Arthur Flour’s Director of Mission-Driven Partnerships and Programs, to share why this program is so important to us.
At King Arthur Flour, we love to bake — and we bake a lot and often!
Measuring the ingredients, kneading the dough, breathing in the enticing aromas wafting from the oven, biting into a warm and scrumptious baked good — what’s not to love?
And here’s the secret we’ve learned: the true joy comes when we share our baking with someone else.
Wrapped up in the treat is kindness, gratitude, nourishment, and warmth.
The old adage holds true — it really is better to give than to receive.
More than two decades ago, we started our Bake for Good program by going into schools to teach kids how to bake bread.
Beyond learning math, science, and comprehension skills through baking, students also learn the importance of giving back.
Each student receives everything he or she needs to bake two loaves of bread at home – one to share with family, and one to bring back to school to donate to a hunger-relief organization.
Our Bake for Good initiative continues to expand.
It now includes free community baking classes at our King Arthur Flour Baking Schools, our touring Bake Truck, and the many events we host throughout the year aimed at building stronger communities through baking.