Baking can be a fun and inexpensive means of treating people in a special way. Bake and Take Day, celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in March, is a great opportunity for families and service groups to get together in the kitchen and around the oven. Prepare gifts of fresh-baked wheat foods for relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, the elderly and shut-ins. The visit when you deliver the baked goods is one of the most enjoyable aspects! Mark the date on your calendar and plan to participate.
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Cindy Falk, nutrition educator of Kansas Wheat and coordinator of Bake and Take Month explains “Bake and Take Month has a long tradition in Kansas. There is no better way to show people you care about them, or appreciate them, than by baking something homemade and delivering it to their doorstep”.
Bake and Take Day began in 1970 as a community service project of the Kansas Wheathearts in Sumner County. The Kansas Wheathearts, an auxiliary organization of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, set out to share baked goods with family members, friends, neighbors, and those in need, generating goodwill in the community. The idea of a community member sharing a favorite recipe with someone special became so successful that the Kansas Wheathearts created a national Bake and Take Day celebration in 1973. The tradition continues to today.
Participants are encouraged to share their stories of the Bake and Take experience through social media.