March 23, 2018
We’ve enjoyed making these Epicure Cheeky Brownies in the kitchen this month! To give them a try you will need:
1/2 Cup butter
1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, add butter, brown sugar, and cocoa. Microwave, on high, for 1 minute to melt butter. Remove from microwave and whisk until smooth.
Whisk in Greek yogurt, eggs, and vanilla extract, followed by flour and baking powder. Whisk until evenly combined.
Coat your brownie pan with cooking spray, add batter and bake for 12–15 minutes to desired firmness. Let cool before serving.
March 14, 2018
Meet Jennifer and Brody, two of our amazing volunteers! Each week Jennifer and her son Brody enthusiastically deliver lunches from our downtown kitchen to hungry kids. They started volunteering in the fall of 2016 and now deliver lunches one to two times a week. Brody loves carrying the small lunch bins into the schools! You can catch this fabulous duo delivering lunches in this video.
Jennifer also creates beautiful Bracelets for BB4CK where every bracelet purchased helps provide healthy lunches to kids in our city who would otherwise go without.
“I became a part of the Brown Bagging team in 2016. I heard other friends and family share their positive Brown Bagging volunteer experiences. The more I learned about the program and found out how many kids it impacts daily, I just knew I had to be a part of this team! There’s no doubt that the meaning of this program is amazing – supplying lunches to kids who would otherwise go hungry – but knowing that there are strangers coming together to help make and deliver those lunches…just absolutely warms my heart.
There are lots of families going through unfortunate circumstances and this could happen to anyone at any point of their life. Knowing that the city comes together and has other families backs when they need it, it is truly an amazing experience to be a part of. With all the crazy that is going on in the world, it is sure nice to know there are people with hearts of gold who want to share and inspire others to do the same – I get this feeling of love, positivity and a sense of community from everyone I have met in the BB4CK kitchen. All these beautiful kids are our future and they need healthy snacks and lunches to learn and grow – no matter their circumstance. I don’t know if it’s the kids who inspire me to volunteer or all of the wonderful smiling faces I’ve met through this journey, but I adore every single one of them for inspiring and encouraging me to be the best version of myself.” – Jennifer
Brody’s perspective? “I like to feed the kids because I like to be helpful.”
To learn more about how you can deliver lunches to hungry kids please visit our driver volunteer posting.
March 9, 2018
We love this recipe from Running with Spoons for Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins! To try them for yourself you will need:
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 medium ripe bananas
2 large eggs
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips, mini or regular
Preheat oven to 400°F and prepare a muffin pan, spray with cooking spray or use paper liners.
Add all ingredients except for chocolate chips to a blender or food processor and process on high until the oats are broken down and batter is smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each cavity 3/4 full.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops of your muffins are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan before removing.
March 5, 2018
It’s been a busy start to 2018 here at BB4CK and we are so grateful for all the individuals and groups who join us in helping to ensure there are no hungry kids in our city!
Here is a peek into what we were up to in January and February of 2018!
Kids Impacted Daily
People Volunteering Weekly
Partners and Donors