Since 2007, Breadsmith of Lakewood (OH) has supported the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. In 2015, the bakery’s guests donated more than $5,200.00 to the non-profit organization. That’s enough money to provide a staggering 21,000 meals to those in need! Support for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s mission has continued to grow, increasing 25% from the previous year. In fact, funding for nearly 85,000 meals has been provided since 2007.
Breadsmith of Whitefish Bay (WI) is proud to once again sponsor Friends of Bay Softball, an organization that supports Whitefish Bay High School’s softball program. Dollars raised by the group help to fund several team efforts, including maintaining the Blue Duke’s turf field. In addition, the neighborhood bakery also sponsors youth baseball teams in surrounding communities, including Port Washington Youth Baseball and Softball.
Breadsmith of Cincinnati helped raise funds for a new grocery co-op in their community, Clifton Market. With the support of thousands of local volunteers, the organization is making progress on their goal of opening their community-owned grocery store in summer 2016. Breadsmith of Cincinnati played an important role in building support for the project through a donation of a portion of their proceeds from their one-day community fundraiser event.
Several Breadsmith bakeries use local fruits, honey and eggs in the production of their made-from-scratch baked goods, while also offering regional favorites such as jams, jellies, and oils in their stores. For example, Breadsmith of St. Louis features fresh zucchini from Roger’s Produce in Webster’s Grove, MO in their guest favorite Zucchini Walnut Dessert Bread.