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Helping Others through Baking for Good

Two students bake bread The baking demonstration at Smallwood Drive was a bit like a real life cooking show complete with audience participation. The hands-on demonstration during an assembly for all fourth-graders is part of a community service opportunity called Bake For Good Kids.


Formatted as a cooking show, an instructor from the King Arthur Flour company combines a bit of chemistry, nutrition and literacy as the group follows a recipe to bake bread. During the 50-minute assembly, kids are shown the steps to bake a loaf of homemade bread. Two students were chosen as assistants during the assembly, but the demonstration was interactive with the kids in the audience as well.


As part of the program, every fourth-grader receives a baking kit to take home. The kit contains a recipe and ingredients for making two loaves of bread. Students can keep one loaf for their family and return one to be donated to the Buffalo City Mission.


“It is a great opportunity for our students to show empathy for the less fortunate in the community, practice math and reading skills, and bond with a parent or adult family member while baking,” said fourth-grade teacher Colleen Hall who is organizing the project.


Auditorium of students