For the third year in a row, Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center culinary students participated in the Great American Bake Sale. Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale®, presented by Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar, is a national effort that encourages Americans to host bake sales in their communities to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.
The high school juniors and seniors at Harkness sold more than 1,000 baked items to students and staff within the center. The items for sale included cupcakes, pretzels, cookies, cinnamon rolls and brownies. The sale raised $700. All proceeds raised from the bake sale will benefit No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength's campaign.
Organizations receiving proceeds from Share Our Strength have purchased equipment, supplies and utensils to serve meals to low-income children; covered the cost of opening additional meal sites for children; provided mobile food pantries or cafeterias for kids who do not have transportation to meal sites; established gardens and taught kids how to plant, harvest and prepare fresh produce; and taught children and their families how to plan, shop for and cook healthy, low-cost meals that everyone enjoys.
As part of the public education model, Erie 1 BOCES offers more than 25 career and technical programs to high school students in Erie County. High school students interested in learning more about how they can participate in various programs such as culinary, computer networking, TV production and criminal justice during their normal school day should visit www.e1b.org or speak with their high school counselor.