If there’s one thing the team at Myriad Supply loves more than helping our clients, it’s helping underserved communities throughout the world through charitable giving. In the past, we’ve worked with organizations such as Project Sunshine, New York Cares, and City Harvest. Last week, Team Myriad held a bake-off competition where all proceeds went to No Kid Hungry.
Thirteen million children—nearly one in six students—in the US struggle with hunger. Three out of four teachers say their students regularly come to class hungry. No Kid Hungry is devoted to ensuring that children have enough to eat, improving their levels of concentration and ability to learn. Kids who eat breakfast miss less school, achieve better grades, and are more likely to graduate high school.
No Kid Hungry creates programs like free breakfast programs to help students start the day off right, the “Cooking Matters” program where they give families the tools they need to cook healthy meals and stretch their food budgets, and food programs over the summer to make sure children still get meals while school is out.
Last week, members of the Myriad team put their cooking skills to the test. With nearly fifteen cooks, Team Myriad brought their A-game. The competition heated up quickly with a spread that had everything from chocolate-and-vanilla trifle, vanilla meringue, garden vegetable gazpacho with olive oil and jalapeno garnish, and blueberry and goat cheese pie. The winning dish? Deion Stalling’s jambalaya. (Unfortunately for us, the recipe is top secret!)
Taste testers contributed a cash donation for the opportunity to sample the treats and vote on a winner. In the end, we’re proud to announce that Myriad donated close to $400 to No Kid Hungry—and had a lot of fun while doing it, too!