Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a store on Main Street in St. Charles?

No. We closed our Main Street shop. The cost to keep it open was too high outside of the holiday season, unfortunately. 

Do you deliver to my area?

Bridge Bread delivers to zip codes in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County, Tuesday through Friday on a rotating basis.  We do not deliver to Illinois at this time.

I heard Bridge Bread is sold at churches. How does that work?

Volunteers from a variety of congregations offer our products to attendees essentially on a consignment basis. There is no financial obligation for the church at all. Please email thoward@bridgebread.org for more information.

Can I order online?

Yes. To order online, please visit https://bridgebread.square.site

Online orders can be picked up by appointment, or we can deliver to St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

Do you offer gluten-free products?

No. All our products contain gluten.

Are there any options for vegans?

Yes! We have three kinds of vegan sourdough, three kinds of vegan dinner rolls, and two kinds of vegan sliced sandwich bread.  We also have vegan cinnamon rolls.

Do your products have nuts?

There are no nuts of any kind in any of our products, and we do not use any nuts in the bakery. The cookies we sell do not contain nuts but the mix comes from a factory that does process products containing nuts. To be as safe as possible, you may want to avoid the cookies. Everything else is as safe as it can be.

How is Bridge Bread funded?

The majority of Bridge Bread revenue comes from product sales. This revenue covers wages for our bakers, the cost of ingredients and packaging, and a portion of our mortgage, utilities, and insurance. The rest of our costs are covered by the generous donations we receive. We receive no government support and no ongoing funding from any other agency.

I know someone experiencing homelessness. Can they work for Bridge Bread? How do they apply?

We hire strictly on referral from caseworkers, and there is a process to apply. Candidates should let their caseworker know they are interested. If they do not have a caseworker, they should go to an intake facility at any of the agencies serving the population of individuals experiencing homelessness, such as the St. Patrick Center or Peter and Paul Community Services.

Candidates must be assessed by a caseworker to determine if they meet our criteria.  We want to be sure candidates meet the definition of homeless, meet our other criteria, and have the desire and the potential to be successful.

Does Bridge Bread provide housing?

No. Bridge Bread is a social enterprise bakery providing supportive employment. By ‘supportive’ we mean we support our bakers on the journey back to wholeness through a variety of means, including referral to supportive housing programs such as HomeFirst STL.

Can I make a donation, and is it tax-deductible?

Bridge Bread Bakery is a Federal 501(c)(3) charity, and donations are tax-deductible for those who itemize deductions. Donations can be made by mail to: Bridge Bread Bakery, 2639 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118.  Donations can also be made online at: https://bridgebread.square.site

Other ways to donate can be found at bridgebread.org/donate.  Thank you.

Are there opportunities to volunteer?

Yes, but they are limited during the pandemic. Please email info@bridgebread.org for more information. Opportunities are changing rapidly at this time.

Can someone from Bridge Bread speak to my group?

Yes. Please email fdomke@bridgebread.org with your request.