Brand Spotlight: Breadwinners Baked Goods Delivery
When we came across Breadwinners, it was the cinnamon rolls that made us stop scrolling (I mean, look at them). But a little research into one of the most dynamic grassroots charities in London had us falling in love with the company’s ethos, too.
Everyone’s got into home deliveries over lockdown (who doesn’t love any post that’s not a heating bill?) and something we’ve enjoyed is having the time to whip up a fancier brunch than usual. Sure, we tried the banana bread craze, and gave sourdough a go. But nothing beats a box of expertly-made baked treats showing up on your doorstep when you wake up, bleary-eyed. Even better when you’re contributing to a good cause.
Offering subscription boxes or one-offs, Sumeria Bakehouse teamed up with Breadwinners to make artisan packages that benefit refugees and asylum seekers with every batch sold. On Sunday mornings the loaves are delivered for free between Zones 1-4. You can choose from the likes of Treat Boxes (a mix of brownies, carrot cake, banana bread and cinnamon buns), Artisan Bread and Breakfast Packs (with coffee!).
Through selling the boxes, Breadwinners have already assisted 110 refugees and asylum-seeking young people in finding work. Did you know that asylum support from the UK government is £35.15 per person a week? That’s almost 50% less than income support entitled to any other UK resident. While on asylum claim, people are not allowed to go to work. This makes it increasingly difficult to find work when asylum is granted. Breadwinners work hard on market stalls and through online deliveries to provide employability training, social networks and mentoring for their programme members.
We went for the Artisan Sourdough and Cinnamon Buns pack (£18.10), delivered by a truly lovely team member (in the midst of a blizzard, no less). We love that they use organic flour from Shipton Mill, and that the bread is vegan, too. Try it!