Casserole Challenge

Join our Casserole Challenge!

Cooking for a Cause

Each Thanksgiving, we see an amazing display of community spirit as hundreds of folks come together to bake a casserole (or even three!) for our annual Casserole Challenge. It’s all about lending a hand to feed thousands of children and adults in Baltimore facing food insecurity.

Taking part is as simple as can be – just whip up a casserole, pop it in the freezer, and then swing by one of our drop-off spots. Your effort can make a world of difference!

Information on Casserole Challenge 2024 coming in October


2022 Impact Numbers

  • 667 casseroles donated
  • 500+ volunteers participated
  • 13 recipient nonprofit organizations
  • More than 7,000 adults and children were fed through this initiative.

Questions about Casserole Challenge?

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No, any recipe is fine! Most common recipes are baked ziti and lasagna, but we love to see creative ideas as well. Consider what you love to make for your family, or what might be a healthy and filling meal for others.

Casseroles should be delivered cooked and frozen and covered with foil or a flat lid. The taller raised lids make casseroles harder to stack, deliver, and store. Please label your casseroles with key ingredients and reheat instructions.

Casseroles will be donated on the same day to local organizations supporting individuals and families experiencing food insecurity. Some organizations re-heat and serve these casseroles to their clients while others distribute the casseroles to Baltimore families. Organizations include:

  • Alexander & Alexander and Associates, inc.
  • Art with a Heart
  • Baltimore Station
  • Cavanagh House
  • Charm City Care Connection
  • Elizabeth House
  • Manna House
  • And more!

We recommend using a 9×11 pan, or something close in size. Casseroles should be enough to feed a family.