Our elementary school has an annual bake sale that is an important fundraiser. It grew from small to large when we figured out that most people don’t need ten sweets but everyone likes dinner in the freezer. So while we have sweets prepared and on the day off the sale, most sales are frozen meals. And they are great with an emphasis on healthy and organic cooking. We have parents cooking and kids cooking and grandmas cooking and others who secure donations from local businesses.
However, our school is diverse and the the bake sale is not. At all. We have largish populations of Korean-Americans and Russian- Americans (usually first or second generation) and Latinos from multiple country of origins and multiple generations.
My goal this year is to directly solicit at least ten families to make family specialties.
Cooks donate the cost of the ingredients and the school gets the sales price. In a few instances another family has subsidized the cost of ingredients and that is an option here too.
I need help with ideas from these cultures that are appealing, freezable/storable/transportable, and can sell fro enough that they represent a good return on the investment of time and money.
For Korean I’d love a kimchi sampler, mandu (included store prepared), maybe a barbecue marinade, etc. Other ideas?
We do have one very healthy Ukrainian borscht but that is it for the region.
We have nothing Latino at all from an actual Latino.