“The bake sale brought in between $7,000 and $8,000,” said Andrew Volk, this afternoon at his grocery store Little Giant on Clark Street. He was referring to the bake sale held last week to benefit Planned Parenthood. The sale was organized because of the pledge by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) to defund this organization that is crucial to the health of women in Maine.
About fifteen (15) bakeries and restaurants provided 150 cookies each to the benefit. Boxes were packed with a cookie from each source and then distributed to four vendors throughout Portland for purchase on Friday, January 20th. The four vendors were: Tandem Bakery, Little Giant, East End Cupcakes and Aurora Provisions. Each box cost $40.00. All of the cookies were sold before noon – in just several hours.
“I am sure we will do something like this again, but we don’t know exactly when or other details. We’ll sure have to get more cookies for it, though, Volk said. In the meantime, he, his wife and his business partners are working to open a restaurant at 211 Danforth Street this spring. The Volks also own Portland Hunt & Alpine Club in the Old Port.
Please see post herein dated January19th for more background information.