Sweet Stakes Bake Off Fundraiser

We’re hosting our FIRST ANNUAL bake-off fundraiser (!!!), The Sweet Stakes Bake Off, on Sunday, May 27, from 12-3 p.m., outside at the Civic Media Center courtyard (433. S Main St.). All funds raised from this event will go directly to running our free food pantry and delivery service.

Try out a dozen sweet treats from your favorite local baking aficionados! Vote on your favorite sweet to crown the best baker the Sweetest Treat👑.

How to compete in the bake off

Want to compete? We’re seeking any local baker in the community from any skill level to bring their favorite baked good (think cookies, pie, cake, sweet bread, etc.!) to share with our community!

Read our competition guidelines and rules below, and submit an interest form to compete. Form closes on May 19; Single entry or teams welcome, there is a team maximum of 3 people.

Any questions? Email us at info@gnvfgs.org.

More Info

The Sweet Stakes Bake Off is free to attend! Come learn about Free Grocery Store and meet our community.

To try the baked goods, we’ll have sampling tickets available for purchase. We’ll have vegan options as well! Suggested donation prices include $2 for 1 ticket, $10 for 6 tickets, and $20 for our Ultimate Baked Pack (unlimited sweet treats oooh). No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Thirsty from all the yummy baked goods you’re munching on? Grab an iced coffee or tea, made by our organizers!

We’ll also have custom FGS merchandise for sale, including clothes and prints.

Accessibility Info

  • All bakers and volunteers will be wearing masks and gloves during this event. Event organizers will provide masks to anyone who does not have their own.
  • This is an outdoor event in the Civic Media Center courtyard. The courtyard is cobblestone/brick.
  • Masks required inside the CMC.
  • There is a wheelchair accessible bathroom inside the CMC. The bathroom is single stall and gender neutral, and has a handrail for the toilet.
  • There are no stairs or steps to enter the main space.
  • The CMC is wheelchair accessible. The front door is 27” wide, the door to the courtyard is 36”, the back door into the CMC is 33”, and the bathroom door is 34”.
  • There will be tables and chairs set up outside for people to sit down anytime during the event.