AUSTRALIA’S FIRST SOCIAL ENTERPRISE BAKERY
The Bread & Butter Project invests 100% of profits in training people seeking refuge and asylum in Australia to become qualified bakers.
Since 2013, The Bread & Butter Project has provided training and employment pathways for refugees and asylum seekers to boost their prospects of successful resettlement, employment and a strong sense of belonging.
HOW THE BREAD & BUTTER PROJECT GOT STARTED
One of the co-founders of BOURKE ST. BAKERY, Paul Allam, and his wife Jessica Grynberg, were inspired to create The Bread & Butter Project in 2011 after teaching a group of refugee women at an orphanage on the Thai-Burmese border how to bake bread and helping them establish a social business to support themselves and the orphanage.
On returning home, Paul shared his vision with his partner at Bourke Street Bakery, David McGuinness and they decided to use their baking expertise and community spirit to set up a social enterprise bakery to empower the least privileged in our community.
Their vision was that Bourke Street Bakery would gift its time, baking and hospitality expertise to establish a wholesale bakery where 100% of the profits would go towards training and employment opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in Sydney.
THE BREAD & BUTTER PROJECT IMPACT
45 current trainees and previous graduates – capacity for 30 new trainees per annum
Trainees have come from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Syria, Pakistan, Fiji, Thailand, Sri Lanka
Every single graduate since launch is sustainably employed
0% of graduates accessing Newstart Allowance
100% of offspring of graduates in school, university or employed – positive intergenerational impact
MAKING A DONATION
By donating directly to The Bread & Butter Project, you will be helping shape the lives of those seeking refuge and asylum in Australia. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Click the button to donate directly to The Bread & Butter Project today.