Drop In & Decorate!

Our good friend Lydia over at The Perfect Pantry has started up a wonderful cause for the food blogging community. With the holiday season approaching, she reminds us that a little effort can go a long way to help those in need for these cold winter months.

So how can all you food enthusiasts help? By baking cookies, of course!

The project is called “Drop In and Decorate!” and the idea behind is that you host a cookie baking party, invite all your family and friends to drop in and help decorate, and then simply donate all your cookies and treats to a nearby food pantry or family shelter.

I can’t even count the reasons why this is such a great idea. Not only is it a relatively inexpensive way to help out the community, but it’s a fantastic way to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. More importantly, it’s something everyone can do. That alone is enough for me but if you need even more reasons, check out Lydia’s post for a whole list!

I truly admire Lydia for founding Drop In and Decorate, and I find inspiration from her proactive approach to helping the food blogging community become more charitable. She has been promoting this cause for 5 years strong now and has helped feed 400 families along the way.

Please visit Lydia’s Drop In and Decorate page for helpful instructions on how to host your own “Drop In and Decorate” party (there’s even a whole kit made by King Arthur Flour) and remember that a little goes a long way!

-Hillary, wishing everyone a happy start to the holiday season!
Editor, Recipe4Living

  • http://www.theperfectpantry.com Lydia

    Hillary, thank you so much for helping to spread the word about Drop In & Decorate! It’s great to know that people who read Chew on That will be inspired by your post.

  • JEP

    Every year during December, I gather the grandkids & we donate our time to help someone in need. This is a wonderful idea for this coming December–thanks!

  • http://aapplemint.blogspot.com kate

    Hello Hillary , i did infact – yesterday. Its a commendable job she is doing there.

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Lydia – Anytime! Like I said, I admire you for starting up such a great cause.

    JEP – That’s so wonderful! I’m glad this idea helped you out.

    Kate – Fantastic! It definitely is.

  • http://none VIRGINIA

    GREAT IDEA, DON’T FORGET OUR ARMED SERVICE PERSONS OR THEIR FAMILIES. COOKIES FROM HOME MEAN ALOT FOR THOSE MEN AND WOMEN FIGHTING TO KEEP OUR HOMELAND SECURE. ALSO WRITE CUTE STORIES, SEND PHOTOS OF THE BAKERS MAKING COOKIES YOU KNOW CELEBRATING CAN BE SHARED EVEN OVERSEAS. SO DECORATE AND DON’T FORGET EVEN INMATES ARE ENTITLED TO CHRISTMAS COOKIES, THEY MAY COME OUT SWEETER MORE LOVING PEOPLE WHEN THEIR TIME IS SERVED. SO DROP IN AND COOK, DECORATE WITH THE CHILDREN’S HELP SHARE THE LOVE. GOD BLESS EVERYONE!

  • http://yahoo MiMi

    Do you want cookies from a kitchen that you hope is clean? It is a great idea, but do it in a restaurant kitchen, or civic center, senior center etc. Do this with someone certified in food sanitation, so know one gets sick. Cookies usually involve eggs, food borne illness goes along with eggs. Just please be careful!

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Virginia – Thanks for helping to promote the idea.

    Mimi – You make a great point! I’m actually a germophobe myself so I definitely agree with you there. Thank you!

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