Ovenderful BakesTreat Program

What is this about - 
Everyday we see a child on the street- homeless, hungry and neglected. We can’t change everything overnight but in a small way, Ovenderful would like to do something about this. And that is how the ‘Ovenderful BakesTreat Program’ was born. The aim of the program is to:

1. To reach out to these children and help them experience the joy of baked goods since that is a huge rarity for them.

2. To ensure that through a nourishing healthy regular bake they gain nutrition in some form however small.

Modus Operandi
An identified set of volunteer bakers segregated by local areas, across cities, in India will consistently distribute healthy baked goods on fortnightly basis to the street children in that identified area, on pre-scheduled dates to ensure regular as well as personal distribution.There are expected to be close to 50 bakers who will be involved in this program in the initial phase.

These goods will be freshly prepared at home with utmost care for nutrition and hygiene. There will be a defined set of healthy baked goods that will form a part of what the bakers can choose to bake from.

Additionally, partnerships with NGOs who are working with street children, children in urban slums and of migrant labour will support distribution of baked goods.

What will the funds be used for
The cost of baked goods for each child is Rs.150. We hope to impact 500 children with the funds raised. This will help in meeting the cost of the ingredients that will be used for baking the baked goods.

The roll out of this program will be for 6 months.

NGOs ( being updated)
Ananda Sagara: http://www.anandasagara.org/

About Ovenderful
Ovenderful has been actively involved in fundraising bake sales and using baking to make a social impact for the past 4 years, starting with vocational training skills for girls at Search Years in Gurgaon, fundraising sales for animal welfare organizations and so on. Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community, the FB group was instrumental in carrying out the extremely impactful "Bake a Sunshine Cake" initiative across cities in India where several volunteer bakers baked to bring sunshine in the lives of those in need within their communities, local areas, old age homes and orphanages. The same group is also focusing on the #PowerofOne initiative where some volunteer bakers have reached out to women in need and shared healthy bakes which are linked to women's wellness, and made them aware of how their health is important.

If you would like to learn more about us and our work, please check the below link:



The Bake Collective: They will partner once a month in this program.


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28th November 2017
OV BakeStreat has been recognized as one of the most unique and high impact programs by Sheryl Sandberg , COO of Facebook , and also at a community event in Singapore, across Asia. Thank you for your contribution at every step of the way. The plan is to make it bigger and better in 2018.

All the material costs so far which has been mainly the ingredients used, the transportation/logistics and packing has been incurred by the volunteer bakers in the past year and half.

The funds will be used for the expansion in 2018 by way of trying to help bakers with ingredients cost in a small way and also logistics. To give you an example, we had 60 bakers who baked for Children's Day distribution for 2800 children in the rural schools at Neelamangala.  Since it was extremely far, most of the 60 bakers could not come physically and they had to drop off their bakes. So I fixed up 6-7 locations across Bangalore, where they could drop off their bakes. And then fixed a cab to pick it from all those locations and drop it to the NGO, who partnered with us. Needless to say it was a big task since it meant close to 6000 muffins being transported ( 2 pieces of different flavours per child and some extra). The logistics cost itself for 1 such event was Rs 3000. So such events will need some financial support even in a small way.

The approach for OV Bakestreat Program in the coming year will also be to add #AdoptaSchool wherein I will be asking bakers to select government or informal schools which cater to children of migrant labour, slums, rag-pickers and so on, in their local areas and distribute healthy bakes there consistently. 

19th July 2016
Dear supporters,
 35 bakers completed the first round of distribution on 16-17th July 2016 and covered over 2000 children in our urban poor settlements/railway stations and streets in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Pune and Coimbatore. The next round of distribution is on 30-31st July. Healthy cakes and biscuits are being distributed. 
18th May 2016
Dear Supporters,
I spoke with Simran a couple of days back and she gave me the following update for her campaign. Her aim is to reach out to as many street children as possible and help them experience the joy of baked foods. Her target is to serve 500 kids for over a period of three months. Almost 30-35 bakers in and around Bangalore have been identified for this purpose. This process is on for Mumbai too. The first phase of the project will involve a fortnightly distribution in the months of July-August-September.
Two NGO’s that work with street children, Pollinate Energy and Ananda Sagara have been roped in to help the project. Their grassroots level representatives will co-ordinate with volunteer bakers to ensure that the baked goods are delivered efficiently. They have also done need assessments and conducted a first level mapping in many areas.
The second phase of the campaign will involve expanding the program to cover more children and more cities. Simran is also working on recruiting more baking volunteers to do so. She wants to make this a continuous program because she feels nutrition is not a one off approach. It can only make a difference if it is consistent and long term.

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