For the seventh year in a row, Ecklof Bakery is helping raise much needed funds and awareness for children in need of a foster home in Chautauqua County. Located at 832 Foote Avenue in Jamestown, Ecklof Bakery will be selling heart shaped sugar cookies at the bakery from May 11-26 with proceeds to benefit G.A. Family Services Foster Care program.
“We love doing this cookie sale. Through the years, we have encountered many great kids in the community, on the sports fields, and other places. Their stories are very touching,” said Rick Ecklof, owner of Ecklof Bakery. “My son Chad and I are the guys driving this. We’re honored to do it,” said Ecklof. The Swedish bakery has been in business for more than 60 years.
The heart shaped cookie sale is held in May during National Foster Care Month. Over 400,000 children nationally are in need of foster care services. The cookies are heart shaped because the goal of the foster care program is to encourage the community to open their hearts to children in need of a loving home.
“We’re always looking for foster homes for children right here in Chautauqua County,” said Kara Kloss, family resource coordinator for G.A. Family Services. “The heart shaped cookies serve as a reminder to share the love! You can buy one or buy them in bulk for Mother’s Day, graduation parties, office meetings, and more. Every sale between May 11-26 helps our program,” she said.
Cookies are available at Ecklof Bakery for $1.00 each. For large orders, community members are encouraged to call 488-1516 to pre-order.