Bake For Good Program To Be Hosted For Local Youth

Who doesn’t need a little extra joy and kindness in their life? People have long known that sharing a homemade treat brings delight to the giver and receiver and Virginia Cooperative Extension in Roanoke is working with local youth to bake bread for a very good cause.

The Bake for Good program from King Arthur Flour has two goals – teach young people to bake bread and encourage those youth to share the yummy products with those who need it most.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is seeking youth in grades 4-8 who are interested in participating in a workshop on Saturday, April 14th. The session begins at 10 am and lasts through 3 pm. With lunch provided. The session is free but registration is required and space is limited. Parents may register their children by calling the Roanoke office.

During the course of daylong workshop, students will learn a basic bread recipe that is suitable for a variety of other uses such as cinnamon rolls, pizza dough, and beautiful knotted rolls. Half of the bread the students bake will go home with the students to be enjoyed by their families. The other half will be donated to the RAM House, where it will be served as part of their daily lunch service for those in need of a nutritious meal.

“This workshop combines the pure fun of kneading and shaping homemade bread with the important work of giving back to the community,” said Family and Consumer Science Agent Kimberly Butterfield. “It combines Extension’s promotion of building basic cooking skills, creating tasty foods, and positive youth development and character building.” Those with questions about the Bake for Good program should call the Roanoke office at 540-772-7524.

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