If you are someone who loves to cook or bake, use your talent to show your love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s on The Longest Day! Whether you’re participating as an individual, hosting a party/event or organizing a team, here are some ideas to use cooking and baking as an activity for The Longest Day. If you are honoring a person living with or lost to the disease, make your culinary efforts more meaningful by using one of their recipes. Thank you for raising funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
HOST A BAKE SALE
Ask your employer, place of worship, bank or other location if you can set up a table to sell baked goods. Include a general donation jar for those that would like to donate without buying anything. (Use our jar wrapper, found in your Participant Center).
“SELL” COOKING LESSONS
Have a recipe or menu that everyone loves? Offer to teach people how to make it for a donation. Students get to eat or take their creations with them.
CREATE A COOKBOOK OF SPECIAL RECIPES AND SELL THEM FOR A DONATION
Collect recipes from friends, relatives and colleagues, or members of your place of worship, bowling team or another organization. You can also create a book of family favorites or specialties loved by the person you are honoring for The Longest Day.
HOST A COOK-OFF OR BAKE-OFF
Challenge your co-workers, family and friends to a cook-off or bake-off. Charge an entry fee for each item. Ask your judges to donate as well since they will get to sample the entries! Give the winners gift cards donated from local businesses.
HOST A PANCAKE BREAKFAST, LUNCHEON, DINNER PARTY OR COOKOUT
Make your event more meaningful by selecting food or recipes loved by the person you’re honoring. Guests who attend can make a donation in exchange for a delicious meal! Ask friends and family to join you in the food preparation.
BID FOR BAKED GOODS
Spice up a traditional bake sale by auctioning off the fanciest or most popular items. Set a minimum bid and go up from there. The auction can be live or silent.