Bakeries unite to sell confections for 'Bake for Ukraine MKE' fundraiser
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A group of bakers in Milwaukee are using their skills to help Ukraine with a fundraiser called "Bake for Ukraine MKE." All the proceeds will go to organizations helping Ukraine right now.
Mid-Way Bakery is one of 16 bakeries who are joining the Bake for Ukraine MKE fundraiser.
"I'm a second generation Ukrainian and a pastry chef and the turmoil that's happening in Russia right now, it really feels very close to home for me and when that happens we all want to help in some way and reach out," said Sarah Mironczuk, organizer of the Bake for Ukraine MKE effort.
And what better way to help than by uniting the best bakers in the community to make dozens of sweet treats that people can purchase and enjoy while supporting a good cause.
"Whenever there's a tough time in the world, us bakers just come together to try and do what we do best and raise money to help," said Katie Fogle, partner and chef at Mid-Way Bakery.
One-hundred percent of the sales will benefit the World Central Kitchen and Save the Children, two organizations that are in Ukraine helping refugees right now.
"Right now they're going through so much. Anything that I can do to just help maybe ease that pain a little or help them in any way is really important to me," said Annelise Linton, owner of Spotted Rabbit Bakery.
Bakers shared a preview of the baked goods they will be selling for the cause
"I'm actually doing French macarons which are the little almond sandwich cookies and they're going to be a lemon and blueberry," said Jonna Zaczek, executive pastry chef of Third Coast Provisions.
"I am making salted brown butter rice Krispy treats and they are really good really easy to make and really addicting," said Sukey Pett, a baker.
"It does feel good knowing our contribution is helping in the long end like the bigger picture, it's great," said Rachel Piirto, baker.
To learn more about the fundraiser go to Bake for Ukraine MKE on Facebook.
You fill out the form online HERE to order.
"We have everything from a tip for Ukraine or a $60 Baker's Dozen, which is a 13 piece assorted treats box. You can also just donate if you're not in the area and then go through our Venmo. The Venmo is @BakeforUkraineMKE if you just want to give a donation or pay for your products," said Mironczuk.