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Girl Scouts thank community for helping them help others

by Community Contributor

The Hopewell Valley Girl Scouts are truly grateful for the tremendous generosity of our community, which enabled to us to exceed our goal over the holidays of baking 600 loaves of cornbread for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) and HomeFront. We were able to bake 827 loaves of cornbread (including 57 gluten free loaves) as a result of the donations of ingredients and funds.

This community service event could not have been possible without Hopewell Presbyterian Church allowing us to use their kitchen as well as their financial contributions. We are truly thankful to CJ (and his chickens) at Southwind Farm who donated more than 300 eggs. In case you are wondering what it takes to bake 827 loaves of cornbread, here is our recipe:

  • More than 50 Girl Scouts ranging from kindergarteners to high school sophomores & their leaders & parents baking on their own at home or with their troops
  • A cart full of boxes
  • A spacious kitchen with two commercial convection ovens & enough room to accommodate 17 Girl Scouts at one time (our largest shift)
  • 136 pounds of cornmeal
  • 33 dozen eggs
  • 105pounds of flour
  • 21 gallons of milk
  • 80 pounds of sugar
  • 9.25 pounds of baking powder
  • 10 pounds of gluten free flour mix
  • 5 pounds of salt
  • Dozens of boxes of cornbread mix                                                              
  • 3 compost buckets for eggshells

Thanks to Roxanne Clarke for the story and photos

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