Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry?
Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising campaign during which individuals, families and companies host bake sales to raise vital funds and awareness to help end childhood hunger in America. Bake sales can be hosted any time of the year. Simply find a local business, school, place of worship, community center or neighborhood that will allow you to hold your bake sale. Or host a virtual bake sale online. It’s that simple. Sign up today.
2. What is a Virtual Bake Sale?
When you host a Virtual Bake Sale, it may be as simple as posting the link to your fundraising webpage on social media or sending it out in emails asking your friends and family to make online donations. We recommend doing a little more than that. Connecting your bake sale fundraising page to a Facebook fundraiser is simple and will guarantee more donations on that platform. Then start to think about other online activities you can do to increase awareness for your fundraiser like Facebook Live baking classes.
3. How will funds from my bake sale be used?
Funds raised through your bake sale support the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Nationally, the campaign provides leadership, raises awareness and advocates for change that will make sure no kid in America ever goes hungry. Locally, No Kid Hungry funds the most effective anti-hunger organizations and builds partnerships that bring together public officials, nonprofits, community groups, private funders and businesses to end childhood hunger in a particular state or city. Learn more about the work being done through No Kid Hungry.
4. Are the funds raised at my bake sale tax-deductible?
No, the purchase of baked goods is not a tax-deductible contribution. By hosting a Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry, you are acting on behalf of Share Our Strength and therefore would not claim the funds raised as a tax-deductible contribution. Generally, the customers buying baked goods at your sale are receiving a benefit equal to the contribution. Internal Revenue Service Publication 526 states: “If you receive a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you can deduct only the amount of your contribution that is more than the value of the benefit you receive.”
5. Where can I find materials for my bake sale?
Our Bakers' Resources is the place to find lots of how-to tips, signage and much more. If you are looking for something that is not on the list, please call or email us with your suggestions.
6. Can I sell food in my area without a license?
Bake sales held on behalf of a nonprofit are usually legal, even in places that have strict rules about selling food. Contact your local health department if you have questions about your particular locale. If you are unable to sell homemade baked goods, you still may be able to sell baked goods donated by a licensed food producer in your area; ask your local bakeries or grocery stores to donate goods for your bake sale. Use the Donation Request letter in the Bakers' Resources.
7. How do I submit my proceeds from my bake sale?
You can submit your proceeds online with a credit card through your fundraising webpage. You can also mail your donation check to:
Share Our Strength
Bake Sale For No Kid Hungry
P.O. Box 75203
Baltimore, MD 21275-5203
8. How can I share my bake sale story?
We would love to hear from you! Please email us photos from your bake sale with a note describing your event and identifying everyone in your photos. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also post photos on the Team No Kid Hungry Facebook page.
1. How do I register?
Click here to sign up. If this is your first time hosting a bake sale, you will need to create a username and password. If you are a returning bake sale host, login so that the system remembers you.
2. What if I’ve forgotten my username and password?
Click here to retrieve your username or reset your password.
3. Is there a registration fee or fundraising minimum?
No, there is no registration fee to host a bake sale. We also do not require a fundraising minimum. We do encourage you to set a goal to motivate your donors. Pick a goal you feel you can meet and adjust it along the way.
Still have questions? Send us an E-mail or give us a call!
Contact Us by Email
You can reach us via e-mail at email@example.com. We will do our best to respond to you within one business day.
Contact Us by Phone
Call our friendly staff at (800) 761-4227. Bake Sale advisors are available 9am - 5pm EST Monday through Friday to receive your Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry questions and input.