A Bake Sale for Mental Health

Andrea Adleman

Bake sales have long been a tool for mutual aid and awareness building, and in the last few years professional bakers have brought even more power to the bake sale, turning their cookies and cakes into funds for important causes.  

When Emma Thomas staged her pop-up bake sale in London in 2013, it had two signature features. The cakes had to be grey, representing the dark cloud of depression. Secondly, all the proceeds...