Because it is the day before most offices close for the holiday, my office is running on a skeleton crew of 7. Even if we each sampled from the basket and took some home, we would have had food wasted.
As we all stood and stared at the beauty of this basket and marveled how we couldn't possibly consume it all, we came to the conclusion at the same time....let's donate it to a local food bank. With the aide of Google and a couple of quick calls, we selected the San Fernando Rescue Mission where they are thrilled to receive such a donation.
In a time when they usually receive canned goods, baked items are really a treat. Of course not every food bank would accept freshly baked items, so if you want to do the same call ahead.
I am so proud to be part of this group, who in their hearts believed the food would be most appreciated by those less fortunate than us. Now that's the spirit!