Early in January, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank invited Eat My Blog bakers for a mini tour of their offices and warehouse. Marie Carpenter, the Community Relations Manager, was fantastically informative and hospitable to us as we toured their facilities and learned about the L.A. Regional Food Bank’s role in fighting hunger in L.A. You can also learn about this charitable organization by clicking here.
We toured a very large, refrigerated warehouse which housed all donated food that were yet to be sorted and distributed. It was amazing to learn that all this food was still not enough to service all the needy and hungry in Los Angeles County because “demand for food assistance outstrips supply” so the food bank can always use our help!
We also saw a lot of volunteers, young and old, sorting, repackaging, and inspecting donated food items at the warehouse. It was a heartwarming sight to see so many volunteers ready to help on a Saturday. If you want more information about volunteer opportunities, click here.
Thank you Marie for your hospitality! And thank you Eat My Blog bakers for joining us on our tour of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank facilities.
Please stay tune for volunteer opportunities organized by the Eat My Blog Committee. And once again, THANK YOU for all your support!
Almost a week ago today, a ton of bakers, sweet eaters, and just plain generous individuals descended upon Pita Jungle in Pasadena to support our Eat My Blog Charity Bake Sale. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we raised $4,323.86 for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank which means a grand total of over $16,000 since this charity’s existence. Holy cannoli bakers!
Although the day turned out to be rather warm for December, causing a few make-up and chocolate melt downs along the way, our baked goods held up for the most part and were purchased swiftly. You can salivate over all the Eat My Blog baked goods, sans the heat, with pictures taken by our talented Wes.
1. Macarons from XT Patisserie
2. Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits and Fleur de Sel Pretzels from Manhattan Beach Post
3. Peppermint Cakewiches from Cake Monkey Bakery
4. Salted Caramels from Le Bon Garcon
5. Cannoli with Ricotta and Pistachio from Sotto Restaurant
6. Cupcakes and Brownies from Magnolia Bakery
7. Fresh Baked Pastries from Farmshop
Saturday, December 10th
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
43 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
Eat My Blog 4.0 is about a week away. I don’t know about you, but my sweet tooth already aches for some chocolatey, gooey treats made by our super talented food/recipe bloggers and restaurants.
In order to help YOU get to US quickly and effortlessly, here is some parking information for your reference as you plot your way towards us in Pasadena.
Pita Jungle is located at 43 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105:
There are three “Park and Walk” garages in the vicinity which is the best option for you to save your money on the parking and spend it all on the Eat My Blog baked goods instead The first 90 minutes are free; $2 thereafter, and $6 daily max. The closest P&W garage to Pita Jungle is located at 33 E. Green street (entrances can be found at S. Fair Oaks Ave., Green St., and S. Raymond Ave) and of course there are metered parking everywhere. Please visit the Old Pasadena website for more information about parking.
Ok, so we will have the goods, now you know where to park….that means we’ll be seeing you there right?! RIGHT. Can’t wait to meet you and thanks in advance for all your support.
UPDATE: Hop Aboard the Gold Line!
|Metro Gold Line|
|Memorial Park Station
125 E. Holly Street, Pasadena
Del Mar Station
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Hello fellow bakers and sweet tooth supporters! We are ready to bake and raise money for the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank with Eat My Blog 4.0. This year, we will be bringing our sweet charity to Pita Jungle in Pasadena located at 43 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105. Please mark your calendars for December 10, 2011. You can also contact Cathy at cathy37 [at] gmail [dot] com for further details if you wish to bake or volunteer. Talk to you soon!
The Eat My Blog committee would like to share with you a thank you letter we had recently received from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. An especially poignant message in the letter stands out to us:
We are particularly grateful for your support during these challenging times when more of our neighbors in Los Angeles County are at risk of hunger than ever before. Your gift allows us to secure and distribute nutritious food such as fruits and vegetables as well as staples like tuna, pasta, beans and rice. Each dollar you donate allows the Foodbank to provide enough food for four meals. By supporting the Foodbank, your kindness helps us to provide hundreds of thousands of families, seniors, children, men and women with much needed, nutritious food.
Thank you bakers and sweet eaters for your support and dedication! We fed a lot of people in 2010, oh yes we did! Here’s to more baking, eating, and sweet toothaches in 2011. We look forward to working with you all again. THANK YOU!