The Cupcake Collection Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary; Feeds Nashville with Second Harvest Food Bank
Anniversary deemed Random Acts of Kindness Day; includes free cupcakes, Cupcake Jingle, break dancing, and goal of at least 300 canned goods for Second Harvest
Nashville, TN (November 7, 2011)—Nashville’s favorite cupcake family, The Cupcake Collection, partners with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to celebrate three years of sweet goodness with a day of giving and encouraging Nashville to participate in random acts of kindness.
“Nashville has given us so much over the last three years we couldn’t imagine celebrating a birthday and not giving back,” shares owner and recently crowned Sugar Queen, Mignon Francois. The entire day, TCC will give away free cupcakes in exchange for canned goods to meet their goal of donating at least 300 canned items.
A sea of orange will take over Downtown Nashville during the Sugar Rush (hour) from 7am-9am at 4th and Commerce. Passersby, on their way to work, will receive free cupcakes, enjoy the Music City Soul street dancers, and participate in recording the Cupcake Jingle. Second Harvest will also be on hand to receive canned donations.
The festivities will continue at The Cupcake Collection bakery as free cupcakes will be given all day in exchange for a three canned good donation.
“We want the city of Nashville to wear their orange and be a part of random kind acts throughout the day,” Francois shares. “What we’ve learned through working with Second Harvest is that the face of hunger can look like any of us…we must take a moment to stop and help.”
Who: The Cupcake Collection’s 3rd Birthday
What: The Cupcake Collection gives back and feeds Nashville
When: Wednesday November 9
7am-9am; 4th and Commerce (in front of the AT&T building)
10am-close; The Cupcake Collection bakery, 1213 6th Avenue North
Participation is easy! Visit the Cupcake Bus at 4th and Commerce (in front of the AT&T building) or at The Cupcake Collection bakery, bring your canned good(s) for Second Harvest, perform the Cupcake Jingle with the Sugar Queen, Tweet: I got a sugar rush with the Sugar Queen @cupcaketweets, and don't forget to wear orange!
About The Cupcake Collection:
Such simplicity is reflected in every aspect of the business, which is a true family affair. Nestled in the heart of historic Germantown, the thriving storefront is housed in a cozy renovated cottage that also serves as home base to the bustling family. The Cupcake Collection’s cupcakes aren't just for kids, these sweet treats are for all ages. Each batch is made fresh each day with such decadent ingredients as butter, sugar, and cream. The daily selection typically includes chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, carrot, strawberry, marble and more. More information can be found at www.TheCupcakeCollection.com.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee:
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide and also a member of Feeding America - The Nation's Food Bank Network. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 400 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org. For media opportunities please contact Kia Jarmon, firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.592.6377.