Breaking Through Barriers

Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.

California is a world leader in incarceration rates with 581 individuals per 100,000. More than 325,000 Californians are currently on parole or probation and the recidivism rate is 46%.

California has the largest number of immigrants of any state in the U.S. with 27% (nearly 11 million) of its population foreign-born. One third of the residents of Alameda and San Francisco counties are immigrants, half of whom have a high school diploma or less.

The Bread Project has a vision for all reentry and justice-involved individuals as well as immigrants and refugees, to be able to become self-sufficient and contribute to their communities through stable, gainful, and fulfilling work. We leverage the power of food prep and baking job training and placement assistance to support the integration of these men and women into society.

Our Impact

Since 2000, we have been dedicated to changing the trajectory of the lives of individuals with high barriers to employment, putting them on a path toward economic opportunity and a living wage.

Individuals Served & Growing

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Job Placement Post-Graduation

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Job Retention Rate

Change a person’s life. Donate now.

Individuals like you provide the necessary resources for The Bread Project to prepare unemployed residents for work, and put them on a path to self-sufficiency.