Texas has the second largest rate of childhood hunger in the U.S., which means one in four children in the state do not know where their next meal will come from, according to a report from Feeding America.
The Kroger Co. has launched the Bringing Hope to the Table campaign, which allows a portion of the sale from Kroger items marked with a special tag to benefit the Houston Food Bank between May 30 and June 9.
Another component of the campaign is the cake-off. The winner of that competition will have $1,000 donated in his or her name and that of his or her media affiliate, to the food bank.
The Cake-off begins on Wednesday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at the Kroger store on 5150 Buffalo Speedway and pairs 11 Houston-area media personalities with a Kroger pastry chef to compete against other duos for the “Ace of Cakes” title and a $1,000 donation in their name to the Houston Food Bank. Representatives from the Houston Food Bank will judge the contest.