Bakers Delight was closed for eight weeks this year, due to the pandemic. However, the franchisees are still committed to donating all Fun Bun sales sold over the next few weeks to KidsCan.
For every Fun Bun or Fun Bun 4 Pack sold, 100 percent of the profit will go towards KidsCan, in order to help children in need. Charities have also been hit hard this year as lots of fundraising events were cancelled. Bakers Delight wanted to show their appreciation, with the help of their customers, to raise $50,000 from the 8th-28th October. The annual Bakers Delight and KidsCan campaign not only will aim to raise funds for the charity but also to raise awareness of the essential work they do.
KidsCan provides children in need with vital items such as food, socks, raincoats and hygiene products to ensure kids are well prepared for school and learning.
“The fallout from COVID-19 saw the cancellation of fundraising events for KidsCan – and also an increase in the kids needing our help. KidsCan is now feeding 10,000 more children a day than Term 1 and distributed over 200 tonnes of food last term. This year has been a tough year for many people and we appreciate the continued support provided by Bakers Delight and their customers,” said Julie Chapman, Founder and CEO of KidsCan.
In the past, Bakers Delight Franchisees and customers have raised over $80,000 and helped 46,000 kids get their nutritious food and essential items.
“2020 has been an extremely difficult year for many and despite having to close their doors earlier this year, our franchisees can’t wait for the campaign to begin with the aim to raise $50,000 for KidsCan. Our bakeries are built on the foundation of creating close connections with the local community and giving back to those in need, and through our partnership with KidsCan we are able to spread our signature delight on a national level,” said Derek Raux, Country Manager of Bakers Delight.
Be sure to show your support at your closest Bakers Delight by purchasing a Fun Bun ($1.50 RRP), a 4 pack ($5.00 RRP) or add a donation to your purchase! Bakers Delight will follow strict hygiene practices and social distancing measures in-store to maintain the health and safety of staff and customers.