GEMS was selected to host a King Arthur Flour ‘Bake for Good’ program on May 17th. All 5th, 6th, 7th graders and some 8th graders attended the assembly where a King Arthur Flour instructor Amy Driscoll, taught students how to bake a two-loaf-yield bread recipe.
At the end of the day, a complementary tote bag with a directions booklet and ingredients needed to bake two loaves of bread were delivered to all of the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students to take home. The students were encouraged to bake the loaves over the following weekend.
If they chose to participate, they kept one loaf and the other loaf came back to school. These donated loaves were collected by the student council and donated to the Georgia Food Shelf. The goal was to get back as many loaves as possible for the food shelf.
Alex Haag, Student Council President, opened the assembly with the following remarks:
“Hello everyone and thank you for coming to the King Arthur Flour “Bake for Good” presentation. This is a great opportunity for our school, and I am so glad that we have been accepted to receive this honor. There is simply no better way to follow up our food drive and coolest lunch event that benefited those less fortunate than us. Now you all have yet another chance to help out those who are without enough food and in need of assistance. This event gives you all the chance to learn a new life skill from a master and to give back to your community. I am very appreciative, as I’m sure all of you are, for the time and effort my fellow student council members put into helping with the organization of this event. The totes with all the ingredients were put together by student council using the supplies generously donated by the King Arthur Flour Company. Without further ado, I would like to introduce our bread making instructor, Amy Driscoll.”