Back in 2002 one of my good food blogger friends, Lydia started a wonderful program called Drop in & Decorate. It’s a simple concept: bake some cookies, invite friends or family (or co-workers or neighbors) to drop by and help decorate, and donate your cookies to a local food pantry, emergency shelter, senior center, lunch program, or other nonprofit agencies meeting the basic human needs of people in your own communities.
This year if you’d like to host your own Drop In & Decorate® event, Pillsbury and Wilton would like to help.
Pillsbury has donated 50 VIP coupons, worth $3.00 each, off any Pillsbury product -- including sugar cookie mix and icing -- to be distributed, first come, first served, while supply lasts, to anyone who plans to host a Drop In & Decorate event (max. 5 coupons per person). And she iwll also include a Comfort Grip cookie cutter, donated by Wilton, to people who plan to host cookies-for-donation events.
There’s also a free downloadable guide with everything you need to know to host your own party, available on the Drop In & Decorate web site.
It’s a simple idea in a complicated world, and something anyone can do! If you’d like more information, you can visit the web site or contact Lydia directly at lydiaATdropinanddecorateDOTorg.
Check out Lydia’s site for more details .
Photos courtesy of Drop In & Decorate and Lydia Walshin
A fun way to make it happen this holiday season.
Judy, thank you so much for helping to spread the word about Drop In & Decorate. Wouldn't it be fun if one of your readers decorated the 10,000th cookie for donation?
Just stopping by to say hello and hope you're doing well. Miss you and would *love* to do something like this. Maybe next year when I have a life again ; )
well done, this is a terrific idea for our neighborhood, gonna give it a shot
A fun event and a great cause too!
I am a long time lurker - great blog!
I wanted to remind all the people that want to help out but do not have time this year to have one of these party's can still make a difference.
Food banks all over the country are empty...not because people aren't donating but because there has been a huge increase in families who NEED to use them (we have seen a 425% increase this year!). Please consider dropping off a check or a bag of non-perishable items. Diapers are also always needed and appreciated.
Cookies are a fabulous fun idea and I encourage you to support Drop In and Decorate BUT if you happen to be short on time, please try and do something less time consuming this holiday season. It makes a huge difference.
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