The Bread & Butter Project Celebrates 10 Years
The Bread & Butter Project proudly celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2023. The bakery, founded by Paul Allam, David McGuiness and Jessica Grynberg in 2013, has made a significant impact on the lives of many refugees and asylum seekers in Australia by providing access to training and employment opportunities.
The Bread & Butter Project is not just a bakery, but a community that provides support, education, and a pathway to a brighter future for its graduates. The bakery offers full-time traineeships that include baking skills, work experience, TAFE accreditation, English as a second language tutoring, and career counselling.
Graduating in the class of 2022, Hellen Rangil credits The Bread & Butter Project for giving her the opportunity to find her first job and support her family.
“The Bread & Butter Project is a lifesaver—it is more than a place of work, to make money, or to get paid,” Hellen said.
“It is a place that promotes and upholds the dignity of a person or a family and gives them hope for a better life, especially those of us who wanted to make Australia our second home.”
The bakery’s delicious recipes have contributed to its success, but the real purpose of the business is the training it offers to refugees and asylum seekers in the art of becoming a baker.
After 10 years in operation, the bakery is a testament to the power of social enterprise and the positive impact it can have on marginalised communities. The project’s corproate supporters, including Woolworths, Canva, Google, Westpac and the Goodman Foundation, have helped make the bakery a success, and support the next cohort of trainee bakers.
As the project continues to grow and evolve, it will undoubtedly continue to make a positive impact on the lives of many.
By providing a supportive workplace that empowers trainee bakers and equips them for their new life in Australia, The Bread & Butter Project is helping to create a brighter future for many. We support our trainees to secure employment after graduation with like-minded organisations who are passionate about creating a diverse and empowered workplace.
If you’re interested in learning more about The Bread & Butter Project or supporting our cause, consider donating here.
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