A few weeks ago a non profit organization called Echoing Good asked if I would like to participate in an online bake sale and I immediately said yes. Here's a little more about them from their founder, Molly Beckert:
"Echoing Good is a nonprofit organization that supports small-scale projects that are community led and inspired. Through the funding of these projects Echoing Good empowers communities to create their own meaningful change.
In Gulu, Uganda, where malnutrition is depriving many children of the chance to get an education, Echoing Good is working directly with the local community to develop farms that enable lunch programs in primary schools. The crops grown provide pupils with daily nutritious meals and excess crops are sold to generate money that is reinvested back into maintaining the farms. This one meal eases the financial burden on families to provide their kids with every meal, prevents hunger and malnutrition, and ultimately keeps the children in school. Echoing Good's program currently feeds over 1,400 kids every day."
Myself, along with several other food bloggers, will be making all sorts of cookies and treats. I'm offering up the gluten free lemon lavender shortbread cookies you see above. As always, these cookies are made with all organic and locally sourced ingredients.
Check out who else is participating and where to bid at their Facebook page. Bidding starts this Friday at 10 AM and ends Saturday 2 PM!