Community Loaves

A nonprofit organization

$120 raised by 1 donor

2% complete

$5,000 Goal

Mission

Nurture strong communities through the connection, training, and empowerment of home-based bakers to reduce hunger and promote wellness at local food pantries through the donation of freshly baked, nutritious bread.


Description

Community Loaves is a three-state and growing bread brigade network, comprised of a rich community of volunteer bakers, delivering freshly baked whole grain Honey Oat Sandwich Loaves into their local food pantries. These twice a month donations, provide an increasingly critical source of nutritious calories to our food bank partners and their food security work.

In our first two years of operations our 956 active bread baking volunteers donated 72,405 loaves to 34 local food pantries. Our food banks and their clients are increasingly reliant on the delicious and nutritious sandwich bread Community Loaves provides.

As a non-profit, we are passionate about education and fostering practices that promote wellness for people and the planet. For us, this means supporting our home-based bakers with valuable breaducation and training around the importance of regional grain economies, artisan bread practices and the value of using nutritious freshly milled whole grain flour. Our program provides affordable access to these flours that are typically a high premium at local grocery stores. Our training includes connecting our bakers with the work of their local food pantry deepening the understanding that a food secure community is a healthy community.

This impressive community-based non-profit is fueled by time and talent - volunteer bakers, flour packers, drivers, hub organizers, advisors, bread mentors, communications teams, and developers who all give generously in support of our mission. Donating your hours provides valuable dollars that support our expanding work. These funds will be used to increase our impact, improve our operational efficiency, develop enhanced training programs for our bakers, and new partnerships with other non-profits. We will also be vigilant in our efforts to secure grant funding to help us meet our specific non-profit objectives.

We are beyond grateful for the gift of time and treasure from all those who’ve been inspired by the work we are doing. Thank you for helping us make a difference, one loaf at a time!


We are truly Breader Together

Katherine Kehrli
CEO & Chief Bread Officer

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Community Loaves

Tax id (EIN)

32-0619621

Category

Food & Nutrition

Address

10618 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98033

Service areas

WA, US

OR, US

ID, US

CA, US

Phone

425-260-7979

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