Tons Of Free Ingredients For Me -- Woo Hoo!!!

Decorating By JGMB Updated 13 May 2011 , 8:06pm by JGMB

JGMB Posted 13 May 2011 , 7:33pm
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I can't believe how lucky I am!!! I volunteer at our local food pantry every week, and a small family bakery contacted them to donate stuff because they were closing. Obviously, pantry clients wouldn't want huge quantities of sugar, etc., so they asked if I wanted it instead. thumbs_up.gif

Here's what I got, absolutely free:

50 lbs. Sweetex
15 lbs. white chocolate chunks
25 lbs. dark chocolate chips
2 1/2 lbs. white confectionery coating pieces
2 1/2 lbs. dark chocolate confectionery coating pieces
8 lb. can caramel dessert topping
6 lb. can crushed pineapple
25 lbs. semisweet chocolate chips
2 lbs. vanilla pudding mix
5 lbs. Quaker oats
10 lbs. cocoa powder
75 lbs. confectioner's sugar
Something I've never seen before, 5 1/2 lbs. crunchies cereal coated in assorted chocolates (they're from France -- I have no idea what to do with them!)

I'm so excited and grateful -- it was like Christmas in May!!!

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luckylibra Posted 13 May 2011 , 7:41pm
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How wonderful!! Your generous nature has been repaid. icon_smile.gif

KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 13 May 2011 , 7:52pm
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WTG! Now you can pay it forward & bake something special for someone using your donated baking items! Helping others really does pay off in one way or another. Here everyone benefited! thumbs_up.gif

JGMB Posted 13 May 2011 , 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by KATHIESKREATIONS

Now you can pay it forward & bake something special for someone using your donated baking items!

Great minds think alike! icon_lol.gif That's what I do all the time. This week, I baked 2 birthday cakes for teenage boys at the local group foster home. Tomorrow, I bake a 60-serving cake for a benefit concert at our church. Next week, I'm making 500 cookies for a local charity's Volunteer Appreciation gathering.

I also do about 3 "orders" per week where people ask for a cake, cookies, pie, etc. Then, they write their check directly to the local food pantry that passed these ingredients on to me. As of today, $1497.50 has been raised.

It's a win/win/win situation where I get to have fun baking and decorating, other people get to eat the treats, and the charity benefits.

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