Sunday, November 28, 2010

We're Gearing Up For Share Our Holiday Table

Monday, December 6th will kick off Share Our Strength's week long campaign Share Our Holiday Table. This virtual dinner will be comprised of over 40 food bloggers across the country working together to raise awareness for childhood hunger in America and Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign by blogging their favorite holiday recipes. The dinner will feature 7 Courses: Appetizers, Drinks, Salads, Soups, Entrees, Sides and Desserts with 4 Tracks: Gourmet, Gluten Free, Family-Friendly and Vegetarian. Each day of the event will feature a different course.

We will be blogging Thursday, December 9th with our favorite Potato Leek Soup Recipe and welcome everyone to read the blog, save and enjoy their recipe and learn about how Share Our Strength is working throughout the year to end child hunger in the U.S. Cookie Central will also be providing links to other participants in the event so readers can have access to multiple complete 7 course meals. Find more information and keep up-to-date with the event by visiting the Share Our Holiday Table page at 

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Do More With Your Holiday Order!

Share Our Strength Holiday Gift Tags
are now available with all Cookie Central orders!

By purchasing one of these $10.00 gift tags you are letting your friends and family know you too are making a difference in the fight to end childhood hunger in America! 

100% of all sales will help feed hungry kids!

Complete with a matching envelope, these 5x7 tags have room to write your own personalized message making them the perfect addition to any gift.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We Will Be Sharing Our Holiday Table!

This year Cookie Central will be participating in Share Our Strength's Share Our Holiday Table. This virtual dinner will consist of bloggers from across the country working together to raise awareness of child hunger in America as well as funds for Share Our Strength.
Starting Monday, December 6th and running through Tuesday December 14th bloggers will cover 7 courses sharing stories, recipes, information on the No Kid Hungry campaign and links to those who are participating.
We encourage any blogger who has a passion for food and the want to help end child hunger in America take part!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Share Our Strength's Conference of Leaders

This year I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak on the "Social Media For Social Good" panel at Share Our Strength's Conference of Leaders in Washington D.C. To say the event left me inspired and humbled would be an understatement. I encourage everyone to watch the speech Billy Shore, founder of Share Our Strength, made during the awards ceremony. It encompasses everything that Share Our Strength is and works to achieve in this country everyday. Watch Billy Shores Speech HERE, get inspired then share with everyone you know and love!


During the social media session of the 2 day conference, our panel of 5 spoke to the attendees of this phenomenal event about the impact social media has had on Share Our Strength, new social media platforms we have discovered and utilized and our plans for the 2011 season. As a representative for Great American Bake Sale I focused on The Bake Sale Neighborhood, the new social media Ning network introduced to GABS by Share Our Strength just this year, as well as MerchantCircle, the primary site for all my marketing and promoting for my events.


The session was a success and I hope the attendees left with a better understanding of what possibilities are out there for participants and organizers for all of the SOS campaigns.