A Great American Bake Sale to End Childhood Hunger Takes Place on August 17, 2007 in Downtown Long Beach

A traditional bake sale fundraiser is being hosted as a small event to tell a big story about addressing childhood hunger in America.

Long Beach, CA, August 13, 2007 --(PR.com)-- On Friday, August 17, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., an event of great significance will take place at Farmer's Market (near CityPlace; between 3rd & 4th Streets and Long Beach Blvd.) in downtown Long Beach, California. Long Beach-based event planning and production company, Bravo Productions, will do its part in fighting childhood hunger in America by hosting a Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale. This fundraiser is part of a national campaign that mobilizes people of all ages to help end childhood hunger in America by holding bake sales in their communities.

Bravo Productions has received support from gourmet bakeries as far away as Arizona to local restaurants, bakeries and catering companies throughout the Los Angeles area. All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit Share Our Strength, with unsold baked goods to be given to the Long Beach Rescue Mission. “We have fresh brownies, cookies, tarts, breads, cakes, pies and many more delicious treats,” says Greg Jenkins, partner of Bravo Productions.

"It’s hard to believe that in a country with limitless resources, millions of children are at risk of hunger,” says Jenkins. “Wherever you find an American family suffering from food insecurity, you will most surely find one of America’s ugliest secrets: its 12.4 million children at risk."

The recent McClatchy Newspapers analysis of Census Bureau statistics sounded such an alarm when it revealed that the percentage of poor Americans living in severe poverty is higher today than it was in 1975. The number of severely poor Americans grew by 26 percent from 2000 to 2005. That’s 56 percent faster than the overall poverty population grew in the same period.

Individuals can make a monetary contribution to this worthwhile cause by visiting www.greatamericanbakesale.org, Proceed to "find a bake sale," and then type in Downtown Long Beach Bake Sale. For more information about Share Our Strength, contact www.strength.org or contact Jenkins at (562) 435-0065; greg@bravoevents-online.com.

Share Our Strength is a 501c3 private, non-profit organization, whose mission is to ensure that more than 12 million children who are the most vulnerable or at risk of hunger – those living in poverty -- have access to the nutritious food they need in order to learn, grow and thrive.

Since 2003 and in partnership with Parade Magazine, the campaign has raised over $3 million and engaged more than 1 million people in baking, selling or buying goods. The national bake sale campaign started on May 19 and runs through August 31, 2007.

Founded in 1987, Bravo Productions is a Long Beach, Calif.-based, award-winning, full-service event planning and production company specializing in designing, staging and managing corporate functions nationwide to support clients’ strategic marketing campaigns. The company also has regional locations in Las Vegas, Washington state and Colorado.

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Greg Jenkins, APR