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  • How do I sign up to volunteer?
    At the beginning of each month, you will receive a newsletter that includes delivery dates for the upcoming months and a form to sign up to drop off cakes. Visit the Volunteer page to learn more.
  • Can I receive SSL hours for donating cakes?
    For MCPS students, you can receive SSL hours for baking and decorating cakes (not driving cakes). Students will earn two SSL hours for the first caked baked and one SSL hour for every cake baked after that. (Ex. 3 cakes is 4 hours)
  • I am a beginner baker. Can I still volunteer?
    Yes, all skill levels are welcome! The decoration/flavor/design of your cake(s) is up to you! You can make a cake from a cake mix or your favorite recipe. We prefer round and rectangular cakes that must be sealed in a cake tin/box. ALL decorations MUST be edible.
  • What is the BC4F newsletter?
    The BC4F monthly newsletter provides the Google form to sign-up for cake deliveries, upcoming delivery dates, and organization updates. We encourage you to subscribe.
  • Do I need to bake my cakes in a licensed kitchen?
    BC4F Maryland is protected under the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act meaning you can bake your cakes at home! As of right now, we do not bake cakes for children and seniors with food allergies. We ask that you do not put any nuts in/on your birthday cakes.
  • Are there any specifications/requirements for decorating the cakes?
    The decoration/flavor/design of your cake(s) is up to you! You can make a cake from a cake mix or your favorite recipe. Please bring either rectangular or circle cakes that are individually boxed in cake tins/boxes with the lids taped down. ALL decorations MUST be edible.
  • What is the time commitment to volunteer?
    At the beginning of each month, you will receive the BC4F newsletter with the Google form to sign-up to donate cakes. You can become more involved by joining our executive board. Applications are released in May.
  • Who runs/manages BC4F?
    BC4F was founded by and run by students. BC4F has an officer and executive board team comprised of around 15 students. The organization is advised by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of BC4F’s past presidents and other adults.
  • How will BC4F benefit from and use the money from my donation?
    Donations are essential in maintaining BC4F’s operations, such as buying cake decorating supplies and cake containers. We appreciate all donations!
  • How do the monthly deliveries work?
    Every month, BC4F has a set delivery weekend. Volunteers drop off cakes at the BC4F president’s house over a two-hour timeframe. BC4F officers and executive board members then drive the cakes to charities.
  • I have a question not answered here. Who should I contact?
    Please fill out our Contact Form or email team@bc4f.org.
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