I often find it difficult to sit down and write a blog post; between work and general laziness, blogging falls by the wayside. The reason I started the blog, was for myself, as a journal to remember what we ate, where, and if we liked it. So, it is easy to say, “Why bother!?” and give up. The Triangle Food Blogger Bake Sale held this past Saturday was a reminder of why I bother. For me, writing a food blog is not about the number of hits or stats but rather about being part of a community. It is a community of like-minded people who are concerned about sustainable food production, ending childhood hunger, access to healthy food, sharing recipes, and enjoying delicious food. Participating in the food blogger bake sale reminded me of exactly this. It was a hosted by Johanna Kramer of Durhamfoodie Blog and Matt Lardie of Green Eats Blog. All the funds raised went to benefit ‘Share our Strength’, a national non-profit working to end childhood hunger. At the Triangle bake sale we raised $650 in just two hours! Johanna provides a great recap with recipes by each of the goodies sold. Nationwide the coordinated food blogger bake sale raised over $22,000 for Share Our Strength. It was wonderful to be part of such a great event and meet some of the members of this community. I look forward to participating again next year!