November of 2001 was the beginning of the Annual Pumpkin Bread Bake Sale. Before KHK was even formed, Lexi Kelley baked loaves of pumpkin bread at home and sold them for $10, with all proceeds going to help local children in need. Our first year, we made and sold 50 loaves! Because of our success, we recently partnered with a professional bakery to make thousands of loaves in their commercial kitchen. Our team of volunteers now packages and sells over 2,000 loaves every year. Proceeds from the bake sale helps to fund our youth-led service projects. You can buy them for yourself or donate a loaf of bread to families in need. We count on all our volunteers to sell and buy these delicious, nut free loaves.
2018 was a record year for bread bake sales. Our team sold over 2,300 loaves of bread and over 500 loaves were delivered to families in need. Thank you to all the KHK youth volunteers and friends that sold the bread. In addition, a huge thank you to our partner, Grade A ShopRite and their team for their generous help in making this happen. Thank you also to all the stores and businesses that allow our kids to set up a bread booth at their location.
Registration for the 2019 Bread Bake project will open November 1st!
All loaves will be ready for pickup on Thursday, November 21st. Remember all youth volunteering at the event are expected to take a case of bread home with them to sell! Use the youth-developed sales kit below to help you!
New this year- Volunteers with the highest grossing sale will be eligible to win one of three prizes!
Join our sales team!
Get great selling tips from our youth volunteers!
In addition to helping to sell bread, we have many opportunities for you to help prepare the bread. We expect that all kids who sign up to volunteer will also sell bread. We ask everyone to take a minimum of 16 loaves that night – whether you’ve pre-sold them or will be responsible for selling them over the weekend. We encourage you to take orders in advance – you will see how easy it is! Remind people that they can donate a loaf and our Cocoa Committee will deliver those donated loaves to people in need on Nov. 26th.
Please wear your KHK T-shirt at all Bread Bake shifts. If this is your first KHK project and you do not have a T-shirt, please stop by our office to purchase one. Our address is 110 Lenox Avenue, Suite 102A, Stamford.
November 20: 2 shifts: 4:00-5:30 or 5:30-7:00 pm (We will be labeling the clamshells, packaging the bread, and sharing selling tips)
November 21: 3 Shifts: 4:00-5:30 pm, 5:30-7:00 pm, 7:00-8:40 pm (preparing bread, packaging & distribution)
November 23: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (selling bread at Awesome Toys & Gifts)
November 26: Distributing bread at Inspirica & Salvation Army (9:30-11:30am & 12:00-1:00pm)
Cocoa Committee: My name is Emma and I created the Cocoa Committee to really connect with the hundreds of people who visit Inspirica for food to make a Thanksgiving meal. While they wait in line we give them samples of our pumpkin bread, smiles, conversation and a cup of cocoa. After they’ve picked up their food, we give them a loaf of pumpkin bread and wish them a wonderful holiday. It feels so good to see the people’s faces light up! It is also gratifying to to see exactly where all the donated loaves are going and all the smiles they create in one day.