Dolly Parton, Kris Jenner, Ina Garten and More Celebrities Designed These Spatulas for Charity
If you’re finding yourself cooking at home a whole lot more this year, you’re probably putting some wear and tear on your kitchen tools. But right now is the perfect time to be in the market for a silicone spatula, because Williams Sonoma is continuing a six-year-old tradition with a new line of celebrity-designed products for a great cause. The limited-edition Tools for Change collection, which benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, has previously included the likes of José Andrés, Guy Fieri, and Alton Brown, and this year’s crop proves to be equally as star-studded.
For 2020, the commissioned cookware from celebrities and chefs includes some newcomers and returning favorites (with new designs, of course): Ina Garten opted to go with another autograph and the inscription “It’s a party!” Country legend Dolly Parton designed a red and blue butterfly on a yellow background. Giada De Laurentiis’ includes brightly colored falling leaves on a dramatic dark blue blade. Today co-anchor Hoda Kotb drew a doodle of a dog saying, “Dinner is ready.” Kristen Bell is back; this time with cursive “cooking is my love language” design. Aussie chef Curtis Stone appropriately doodled a boxing kangaroo. Girl Meet Farm host Molly Yeh dotted hers with tiny foods and other figures. Cookbook author Gaby Dalkin went with a chocolate chip cookie pattern. Supernatural actor Misha Collins illustrated a “pi-hole” math pun. And Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kris Jenner went with her catchphrase, which, frankly, we all need to hear right now: “You’re doing amazing sweetie!!”
Giada De Laurentiis Spatula, $14.95 at williams-sonoma.com
Dolly Parton Spatula, $14.95 at williams-sonoma.com
Kris Jenner Spatula, $14.95 at williams-sonoma.com
An additional large flat spatula in the shape of a bitten apple also joins the fundraiser collection. Each spatula sells for $14.95, and a portion of the proceeds goes directly to No Kid Hungry, providing up to 40 meals.
Another new addition this year is a line of four tea towels made to match the spatula designs from Dolly Parton, Kristen Bell, Molly Yeh, and Gaby Dalkin. The tea towels retail for $12.95 each, and the donated portion covers up to 35 meals for the non-profit.
No Kid Hungry Tea Towels
“I’ve often said that I never had children of my own so that all children could be mine,” Dolly Parton said in a statement provided by Williams Sonoma. “The thought of anyone going hungry is horrible but knowing that it’s a child is simply heartbreaking. We all have to do our part to take care of the little ones around us who need extra love. This spatula program might help in some small way. I have always seen a butterfly as a symbol of freedom and beauty, and I hope this butterfly comes into your home sharing that thought.”
“Every year we are in awe of the celebrities and talent across various industries that come together for one thing: to help connect kids to the food they need to thrive,” Billy Shore, founder and executive chair of Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign said. “Even in the wake of the coronavirus, childhood hunger remains a solvable problem. Kids need us now more than ever, and it’s up to all of us to make sure America's kids—our future leaders—aren't left behind during this national emergency. Thanks to the generous support from partners like Williams Sonoma, year after year the annual spatula campaign is a reminder of how simple it is to empower your dollars and make an impact for kids.”
See the full Tools for Change collection at williams-sonoma.com.