I would just like to add that even if you made some "fun" cookies especially for the kids, that would be hugely appreciated by the adults. It's nice to have a smile or a laugh in the middle of a difficult situation. I know I enjoy a good laugh in the middle of a crisis.
I agree, it helps to have a breath of life in the storm of a crisis. Especially when you have children involved, just to remind them that life will go on.