Thanksgiving Pumpkin Bread Bake

 November of 2001 was the beginning of the Thanksgiving Bread Bake. Lexi Kelley, before KHK was even formed, started baking loaves of bread at home and selling them for $10 with all proceeds going to help local children in need.  Our first year, we made and sold 50 loaves. We then grew and partnered with a local school kitchen and used their ovens to bake the bread. Because of our success, we recently partnered with a professional bakery to make thousands of breads 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 2450 breads and over 500 were delivered to families in need. Thank you to all the KHK kids and friends that sold the bread. In addition, a huge thank you to our partner, Grade A ShopRite and their team for helping make this happen.  Thanks to all the stores and businesses that let our kids sell the bread at their locations. Together we can achieve so much!

Registration for the 2018 Bread Bake will  open in September.  All breads will be ready for pickup on Nov. 15th. Remember all students volunteering at the event are expected to take breads home with them to sell! Use the youth developed sales kit below to help you! 

Frequently Asked Questions




Get lots of tips from our students!



Join our sales team!


We have many volunteer shifts.   All volunteers need to sell as well and we ask everyone to take a minimum of 16 breads that night! We encourage you to presell and you will see how easy it is! Remind people that they can donate a bread and our Cocoa Committee will deliver those donated loaves to people in need on Nov. 20th 

regiterneobuxNovember 14(2 shifts: 4-5:30, 5-7pm  We will be labeling all the containers & making posters & get selling tips)

regiterneobuxNovember 15(3 Shifts: 4-6pm and 5-7pm make, package, posters & distribution; and 7-9pm packaging, posters & distribution)

November 17: (10am – 12 noon – selling bread at Stamford Toy Store) regiterneobux

November 20: Cocoa Committee: Handing out bread to families in need (9:30-11:30am 12-1pm)regiterneobux


Cocoa Committee: My name is Emma and I created the Cocoa Committee to really connect with the hundreds of people that stand in a very long cold line outside Inspirica waiting for food to make a Thanksgiving meal. While they wait, we give them samples of our KHK pumpkin bread, smiles, conversation and a hot cup of cocoa. Once they picked up their bags, we give them a free loaf and wish them a wonderful holiday. It feels so good to see the people’s face light up both when they are given a warm drink and then later a whole loaf of the best pumpkin bread in Fairfield County. It is also gratifying to be able to see exactly where all the donated breads are going and all the smiles they can create in one day.  Last year we handed out 550 loaves!

 Get excited that the bread bake is here!

Previous Years

2017 Bread Bake – We made and sold 2,450 loaves of bread! Over 550 were delivered to those in need. See photos from the event here!
2016 Bread Bake – We made and sold nearly 2,400 loaves of bread! Over 500 were delivered to those in need. See photos from the event here!
2015 Bread Bake  – What a success! Over 2,300 breads made and sold. Over 420 delivered to those in need. See photos from the event here! We were also mentioned in the Stamford Advocate
2014 Bread Bake – We made over 2,000 loaves and donated over 550 to people in need to brighten their holiday. View photos here as well as a video from the day of the bake.
2013 Bread Bake – We sold 2,000 loaves and delivered over 355 to local people in need. View photos here.
2012 Bread Bake – It was a success with $1700 raised to get wigs for kids that do not have the financial means to get one. Read more!