Here’s a bright idea for the holidays… invite some friends over for a cookie decorating party! It all starts with our delicious buttery shortbread cookies. We’ll send you a box of plain cookies so you can work your decorating magic to make them your own. In the box, you’ll also receive a variety of colorful frostings and sprinkles, everything you need to make beautiful holiday cookies. It’s such a fun way to support the Second Harvest Culinary Training Program while getting creative with your family!
Chef Israel Santiago, one of our Culinary Training Program instructors, personally created the recipe for our delicious shortbread cookies. These famous, oversized shortbread cookies will melt in your mouth and make you crave more. Customers can personalize them with photos, logos, or text for special events and as corporate gifts. Handmade in our Darden Foundation Community Kitchen with the freshest, high-quality ingredients, a hint of lemon and real butter. Each is individually crafted by our Culinary Training students.
These Cookies for Good are part of our new signature product line called A Spoon Full of Hope. This is the first multi-product signature food retail line created by any member of the Feeding America network across the United States. This signature line also includes a tomato basil Soup for Good; mangrove, orange blossom, palmetto, and wildflower Honey for Good; and a healthy Lunch for Good. Each product includes fresh, healthy ingredients with no preservatives or additives and includes the highest quality standards from vendors who share our same philosophy. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to support the 16-week Culinary Training program, which provides at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults no-cost culinary and life skills training to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. Our graduates gain a path to self-sufficiency, and literally, a new lease on life.
In addition to the holiday cookie kits, A Spoon Full of Hope offers personalized Cookies for Good. Customers can design them with photos, logos, or text for special events and as corporate gifts. We’re baking up dozens of these every day in December for holiday parties and presents, raising hundreds of dollars to support our Culinary Training Program students.