How To Bake Your Cupcake & Give Back to the Community, Too


When COVID-19 struck, many communities were brought together—by helping. As the school year was wrapping up, my younger sister, Revha (IX), and I were brainstorming ways we could help our community. And she had the idea to use her baking skills for good. From that, we created Pinch of Humanity. We settled on an office-kitchen divide: I would handle the business and the numbers while she did the baking. We decided every week we would sell a new treat with all the profits going to organizations that supported COVID-19 relief in Greenwich. We started out with a system: Take orders via Instagram or email Thursdays through Mondays, bake all week, devote Fridays to pickup and delivery. And then we baked it forward: Meyer lemon-blueberry cupcakes, olive oil ice cream, and custom cakes! Baking happened during the week and deliveries and pickup occurred on Fridays.
In seven weeks we received about 100 orders and raised over $1500. This money was donated to Neighbor to Neighbor and the United Way of Greenwich COVID-19 Relief Fund. While we won’t be keeping the same schedule during the school year, we will likely bring Pinch of Humanity back during longer school breaks. It felt great to make a real impact in our community and it couldn’t have been done without help from members of the GA community!