Program teaches students bread making, then donates bread to local food banks

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Kids and teens at several Edmonds School District schools are participating in a program called Bake for Good, where they learn from a professional baker how to bake bread and then make some to give back to the community.

In the program, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, sStudents in grades 4-6 at Seaview, Lynndale and Meadowdale elementary schools, as well as culinary students at Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale and Lynnwood high schools, started this week with demonstrations. Then, over the weekend and early next week, students will bake two loaves of bread at home and bring one into class to donate to either the Edmonds Food Bank or the Lynnwood Food Bank, according to teacher Kolleen Seals.

“They’re so excited to know they’re making an impact,” Seals said.

Each of the estimated 450 participating elementary students received a baking kit with two bags of flour, a packet of yeast and tools for baking bread. The demonstration included details about the science of bread making, such as how warm water and sugar helps activate yeast and how to tell when your yeast is active.

Participating schools had to apply to be selected for the Bake for Good program. To learn more about the program, click here.

–By Natalie Covate

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