Free Bread for Charities!

Really Free! Fresh! First Quality! Wholesome! Hand-Made!

Bridge Bread now has a program to donate fresh bread to organizations serving people in need. Bridge Bread is a social enterprise whose purpose is to provide supportive employment that makes it possible for a person experiencing homelessness to help themselves by earning a decent wage making baked goods.
We want to help more people and provide more hours of work for our Bakers.

You can help - by taking free bread and using it in your program.

We now make sliced sandwich bread in small loaves very similar to a Bunny Bread Half Loaf in size, shape and weight, but much tastier and without a ton of additives.

The slices are a little on the small side and some people would want two sandwiches for a full meal. The Bunny Bread sells for $1.79 plus tax in local grocery stores, our bread is $2 including tax.

If your program or organization has a feeding program. a food pantry, or some other way you can distribute the bread to those in need, you can participate. Here's how it works:

  • You let us know how much bread you want / need and when. Email
  • We promote the free bread program on our Web site, Facebook page, by e-mail, and in our shop
  • People make donations
    • We can show your logo and link to your page and let people designate their donation to your program
    • If you don't want us to solicit donations designated for your organization, we can still allocate non-designated donations to your program
    • We let you know when donors have funded your request and when the bread will be made
  • Our Bakers make the bread - and earn the wages that help them get their lives on track
    • About 60-70% of the cost of each loaf goes to the Bakers' wages and employment taxes
    • About 30-40% covers the cost of ingredients and packaging
    • The Bakers are the only paid employees of Bridge Bread
  • You pick up the bread from the Bakery at 2639 Cherokee 63118 and use it in your program
    • If you want, you can pick up from participating churches on Saturday evening or Sunday morning

People donating get to help both your program with free bread and our Bakers with supportive employment. People in need get tasty, wholesome, fresh bread. A $20 donation gives a Baker an hour of supportive employment and gives your program 10 loaves of bread.

If you would like to support this program financially, click on the button below and choose 'Free Bread for Charities' or mail your contribution to:

Free Bread for Charities
Bridge Bread Bakery
2639 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118