I’m so thrilled to tell you about a recent experience I had in donating 1,050 cookies to local firefighters. With this effort, I combined compassion, love, and a whole lot of butter and flour to put a smile on the face of hundreds of firefighters. I hosted a Call for Cookies both on CAKEfyi and through the Ellensburg Recipe Swap Group to ask community members to donate as many cookies as possible.
The Ellensburg Recipe Swap Group banned together, spread the word, and baked as much as they could. We had everything from ginger snaps to gluten free peanut butter cookies. The outcome was phenomenal! I collected all of the cookies, then bagged them individually and labeled them. That way, when the cookies were set out for lunch at the fire camp, firefighters could just grab their favorite flavor and go!
To some, we may have just been offering cookies, but they were all made with butter, flour (almost all), and a whole lot of love. I am shocked and so inspired by the generosity I experienced with this project, and I can’t wait for the next! In the upcoming months, the Ellensburg Recipe Swap Group plans to collect and donate cookies for our local F.I.S.H Food Bank for the holidays.
Have you ever donated desserts to local causes?