Last week someone we know because of early morning exercise brought a fresh-baked loaf of bread to our door. To complete the image, the living room had been converted for rehab for two of the three household members! He made life lighter with his house call and favorite whole wheat bread and recipe’s story.
Julie. R Thomson, Senior Editor, Taste, The Huffington Post provides a great benefit summary in her March 31, 2017, Psychologists Explain the Benefits of Baking for Other People. In interviews with a professor of psychology and brain science and a medical social worker and culinary art therapist, baking for yourself and others infuses self-expression, communication, mindfulness, stress reduction, increased happiness, and altruism. Add our gratitude to this list, and the power to tackle what’s next is there.
What could you do?
- Host a No Kid Hungry Bake Sale. Include Gluten-free
- “Share the Wealth.” Host an evening or Saturday cooking and baking time with an individual or a community group to boost personal health and wealth at home, at the table or for afterschool snacks.
- Resources to help: No Kid Hungry Cooking Matters, or The Family Dinner Project.
- Use a Baker’s Lend a Humane Hand activity or Bake for Good, with family, club or class.
- Link Volunteer Week with the Week of the Young Child April 24-28. It’s a great time to have small hands measure, mix and Give a Gift of Gingerbread or another “Made-by-Me” gift mix to develop love of math, science, and literacy.