12/02/2010 11:09 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sunny Anderson Bakes For The Troops In Chicago

The Food Network's newest star Sunny Anderson is in Chicago this week and seeking fellow bakers to help her ship tasty treats to the troops.

Anderson, who hosts "Cooking for Real" on the Food Network and is a former member of the U.S. Air Force, is joining Kathy's Cookies and Operation Support Our Troops Illinois on a mission to send 250,000 cookies to deployed troops.

"Baking for the Troops" is sponsored by Kenmore appliances, which also plans to donate $50,000 to Heroes at Home.

The event will also include ornament decorating and the ability to write personal messages to the troops overseas.

If you can't make the event, watch it live via Facebook.

What: Kenmore Baking For The Troops

When: Thursday, December 2, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Kenmore Live Studio, 678 N. Wells, Chicago