We stand by the people of Ukraine. As we watch news and witness the hardship being endured by Ukrainians at this time, we wanted to share the ways in which the bakery sector is offering their support.
We would like to begin by providing information on the DEC. The DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently at times of crisis overseas. In these times of crisis, people in life-and-death situations need our help and our mission is to save, protect and rebuild lives through effective humanitarian response.
By donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, you'll help DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families. You can place a donation to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal here.
Last week we shared Maria with our social media followers. We are humbled by the strength and resilience shown by people like Maria who continue to serve their communities in the toughest of circumstances. Maria is busy day and night baking bread for Ukrainian defenders in Ternopil oblast. Photo: Nastia Sbrodova
We were thrilled to learn that Earth & Wheat were driving their loaves to Ukrainian refugees currently in Poland. Earth & Wheat is the world's first and only wonky food company which delivers fresh rescued bread (directly to you) that would have been otherwise wasted due to appearance or over-production. they started with bread, and now have expanded their range to rescue wonky broken biscuits. In there recent Instagram post they stated:
'Earth & Wheat sends 9 pallets, 4,000 meals, the equivalent of £5,000 worth of wonky bread boxes to Ukraine Refugees. In partnership with Warrens Logistics, Oakland International and the Red Cross.'
On the 6th March STV News reported that a Glasgow bakery, owned by Ukrainian Yuriy Kachak, has brought his local community together and raised over £25,000 to support relief efforts in the war-hit nation:
'Hundreds of Scots queued outside Deanston Bakery in the south of the city on Sunday, eager to pick up some delicious treats to raise money for charity to support people in Ukraine.'
Forge House Bakery is run by Sue Brown, owner and passionate baker with a background in Food Science, and many years experience of working in the Food Industry including running a successful wedding cake business. Sue's bakery, in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire, aims to bring real bread to their local community by offering a delivery service to locals and collection points for those further afield.
Forge House Bakery has selected a collection of bakes from which every penny made on these items will be donated to UNREFUGEES.ORG.UK and has also become a collection point for the village community to drop-off their donations to be taken to Ukrainian refugees.
You can find inspiring posts by following the Instagram hashtag #bakeforUkrain
Please share with us the ways in which you are supporting the Ukraine so that we are able to increase the reach of your project and help to crease the money you are raising.