Learn How to Bake for Good at the National Festival of Breads

June 12, 2015

Nate Sandel will be fulfilling a childhood dream to visit a wheat farm in Kansas when he travels to Manhattan for the National Festival of Breads this week. But, this baking instructor from festival sponsor King Arthur Flour is in town for more than a tour. He wants to help families learn how to bake bread from scratch and how to enrich their communities at the same time.

King Arthur Flour makes giving back to communities near and far part of their bottom line. To do so, the company has been teaching children and adults how to bake bread – one loaf for themselves and one to share with someone in need – for more than 25 years through their Bake for Good program. The program has reached a quarter of a million kids in 45 states and donated thousands of loaves of bread.

“When you break a loaf of bread, you are always sharing it with someone,” explained Katie Walker, King Arthur Flour public relations and spokesperson. “We believe that baking and doing good go hand in hand.”

In addition to learning how to bake and how to share, Nate’s program at the National Festival of Breads will demonstrate how baking also teaches life skills – learning the science behind yeast, using math to divide recipes and improving reading comprehension by following a recipe’s instructions.

Bring your family to participate in Nate’s session on Saturday, June 13 in Manhattan, Kansas. If you miss the first session at 11:30 a.m., be sure to come back at 2:30 p.m. for the second. Session attendees will receive the knowledge to bake bread and inspiration with a free recipe booklet. Kid volunteers will also walk away with special prizes! And do not forget to check out the King Arthur Bake Truck, which will be serving dinner rolls! 

By Julia Debes