November of 2001 was the beginning of the Annual Pumpkin Bread Bake Sale. Before KHK was even formed, Lexi Kelley would bake loaves of pumpkin bread at home and sell 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 kitchen. Our team of kids now make, bake, package and sell over 2,000 loaves every year, and this money helps fund all of our youth-led service projects. You can buy them for yourself or we can personally deliver them to families in need on your behalf. We depend on everyone that is part of KHK to sell and buy these delicious nut free loaves.
2017 was a record year for bread bake sales. Our team sold over 2300 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 let our kids sell the bread at their locations.
Registration for the 2018 Bread Bake project is open!
All loaves will be ready for pickup on November 15th. 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!
1.) A two hour painting class at Pinot’s Palette, 2.) Two car races at RPM Raceway or 3.) A $20 Amazon gift card.
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. 20th.
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.
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.