KU To Host Great American Bake Sale® To End Childhood Hunger

Oct. 27, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

The Kansas volleyball team will take time out of its busy gameday schedule Saturday to host the Great American Bake Sale to support the fight to end childhood hunger in America. The Jayhawks, who host #14 Texas Saturday at 7 p.m., will sell baked goods in the Family Fun Zone at Memorial Stadium from 10:30 a.m. to noon, prior to KU’s football game vs. Missouri.

Baked goods, donated by the KU Olympic Sports coaches and athletics personnel, will be sold by volleyball student-athletes and staff as part of Homecoming Day festivities. The Fun Zone is located on the southeast side of Memorial Stadium.

Each year, 13 million children in the United States are hungry or at risk of hunger. That’s why PARADE Magazine and Share Our Strength, a leading national anti-hunger organization, founded the Great American Bake Sale in 2003. More than one million Americans have taken part, helping to raise more than $2.7 million to fight childhood hunger in the U.S. From funds raised, Share Our Strength awards grants to innovative nonprofits fighting childhood hunger across the country.

This national fundraising program is made possible through the sponsorship support of ABC Entertainment and Pam Spray.

“There are 13 million hungry children in the United States,” says Bill Shore, executive director of Share Our Strength. “We are very gratified to see how enthusiastically Americans have embraced this program. Their efforts will have tangible results this summer, when a large number of children who would otherwise go without breakfast and/or lunch, will have nutritious meals instead.”

To register, get more information, recipes and ideas and tips on holding a bake sale, please visit the official site of the Great American Bake Sale at www.greatamericanbakesale.org.