November 5, 2007

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

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