‘Baking Through Barriers’



The Bread Project’s mission is to alleviate poverty for low-income residents of the Bay Area and empower them on their paths to self-sufficiency.  We provide free training and job readiness skills for employment in the baking and food service industry.  Baking is a universal skill replicable and transferable across all cultures and languages.  Residents who enroll in our award-winning Bakery Bootcamp® have typically faced multiple barriers to employment: lack of education, disabilities, unstable housing, limited English skills, criminal records, chronic underemployment.  We like to say our participants are ‘baking through barriers!’

Historically, our success rates have been:

  • 1900 residents supported with food services training since 2000
  • 80-100 new graduates annually
  • +85% graduation rate
  • +80% job retention rate
  • +83% employment rate

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