My Gluten Free Bread Company was born in a strategic planning session, not around baking bread, but how to employ young people and sustain the programs of My Place. Launched in March 2012, this social enterprise is based on the Greyston Bakery model.
My Gluten Free Bread Company:
*Has contracts with Ingles and Earthfare in two states (NC and SC)
*Has a culinary training program that’s approved as one of only two pre-apprenticeship programs by NC Dept of Labor
*Partners with 10 food service employers for graduate job placement
*Received a state funded contract for 30 job placements by the end of 2013
The bread company is on track to fully fund the youth programs by 2014.
We’re close, and your support or continued support is extremely important. All eyes are on Hendersonville because this state demonstration project is a ground-breaking, duplicable initiative to end youth hopelessness and exodus from rural counties.