The actress, 49, spread some cheer for the LAC+USC Medical Center's Department of Emergency Medicine.
Jennifer Garner showed her support of the LAC+USC Medical Center's Department of Emergency Medicine in the "sweetest" way. The actress s baked and delivered homemade cookies to the LAC+USC Medical Center in honor of the staff at the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) — the clinical and academic department within the LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Jennifer Garner Bakes Homemade Cookies for Los Angeles Doctors and Nurses: 'A Happy Day' https://t.co/UICjwFavJG— People (@people) January 24, 2022
The 49-year-old shared her experience on Instagram, writing: For a happy day — show your local 🌟 First Responders 🌟 some love. They are still in the thick of it and miles past burn out. Thank you, @countyem_la Doctors and Nurses! Keep going! In the video, she delivers the cookies herself and tells the physicians, "I'm so sorry to take you away" and "I appreciate you!" while fist-bumping and posing for pictures with them. While making the sweet treats, she can be seen scooping dough onto a pan and individually wrapping each cookie while in her kitchen before putting them in a big wicker basket.
Garner always tries to help make the world a better place either with small gestures or really big ones and the impact is huge! Her baby food brand Once Upon a Farm launched the "A Million Meals" initiative with Save the Children, to help provide 1 million meals to kids in need by 2024! "Once Upon a Farm's Million Meals pledge will consist of financial investments, product donations, company-wide volunteer opportunities and other programming that support Save the Children's early education and food programs delivering nutritious meals to kids in need," as per the press release. "Once Upon a Farm is small, but we wanted to really show that we are serious about making this impact and A Million [Meals] is a daunting, audacious goal, but why not? So that's what we're going with," Garner told PEOPLE in September.
Garner loves to cook and even started one of the Internet's most popular food series Pretend Cooking Show in December 2017. The best part about her series is that the actress and home cook shares videos of her cooking her favorite recipes in a cheeky and real way with mistakes and bloopers! The series is filmed by Garner's long-time personal assistant Maureen Grosser and also includes guest stars (like Garten) joining in from their own kitchens or in-person appearances from Garner's mother. "Cooking connects me to my family because my mom was such a steady, solid, really great cook," Garner told Good Morning America previously when asked about the importance of cooking in her life. "Whenever I smell a roast chicken or fresh bread baking or my neighbor Marge's gingersnaps in the oven, it connects me to my childhood. And I feel like I'm passing that on, and that comfort and coziness, as much as I can to my kids, as well as an expectation that they will grow up and they know what healthy food is."
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