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Fairbanks Community Food Bank to be recognized by national campaign

Published: Dec. 18, 2020 at 4:15 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Fairbanks Community Food Bank has been recognized by the King Arthur Baking Company, formerly King Arthur Flour, Bake for Good campaign.

King Arthur Baking Company believes that baked goods and doing good go hand in hand. The Bake for Good initiative encourages people to embrace baking as a way to support a cause, feed the hungry, thank a teacher or share with a neighbor. The Bake for Good campaign invites King Arthur customers to share their bake for good stories through social media in an effort to showcase their efforts and encourage others to do the same.

“And the point is you teach kids how to bake and they share it with a local non-profit,” said Anne Weaver, CEO of the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, adding “In 2014 we had a 6th grader and his mom who came and said ‘we’d like to do this.’ We worked with DEC, got all the pieces together and then invited the community to join — and the community joined with such wonderful magnitude, a lot of the schools were still cooking. Even in 2020 a lot of the students are still cooking,”

Fairbanks and North Pole combined have baked over 20,000 loaves of bread since 2014.

“They were so excited they called us their poster children! And we get to have a blog that’s going to go out on Monday. So keep your eyes out for that blog and it will hit our Facebook page too because we’re gonna talk about this. But you, Fairbanks and North Pole, have made national records and national excitement because you’re baking bread for the food bank,” said Weaver.

For more information on how to contribute to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, visit their website or their Facebook page.

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