Wheat farmers

Giving Back

As passionate about our mission as we are about baking

Our mission is to use business as a force for good and to build stronger, healthier communities. To leave the world better than we found it. To dream bigger. To leave a positive impact on people and the planet.

Our giving back philosophy is a cornerstone of this mission. While there are many causes worthy of support, we prioritize efforts focused in the following five areas:

Food & Hunger

We support efforts to increase access and connection to real food and are proud to work hand-in-hand with the following organizations.

Willing Hands

Working to recover food to reduce waste and provide reliable access to nutritious food for people in need.

Hunger Free Vermont

Making long-term, systemic changes to end hunger and malnutrition in Vermont.

Feeding America Guiding Partner

Ensuring equitable access to nutritious food for all, in partnership with food banks, policymakers, supporters, and communities.


Connecting kids to healthy food in school in conjunction with our Bake for Good program.

Environmental Stewardship

We support efforts that positively impact our natural environment, conserve resources, and develop renewable energy sources.

1% For The Planet Member


of gross sales from
our whole wheat flours
is donated


donated to nonprofits
in fiscal year 2020


amount donated
since 2014

Learn more about our work, including our partnerships with

Building Community through Baking

Towards a healthier, more vibrant society

We run a national Bake for Good program: a free STEM-based program teaching kids how to bake bread and encouraging them to donate a loaf. We also run For Goodness Bakes: a program to help bakeries give back by purchasing baked goods for donation to local charities.

Bake For Good class in progress


number of students
taught since 1992


number of baked goods donated
from 60 different bakeries

Bakers with goods to donate during Covid-19

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe in the universality of baking. We are for everyone having an equitable seat at the table and against barriers that stand in the way of equality.

We donated $200,000 in 2021 to organizations focused on these three areas for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC):


Increasing access to agricultural
resources for BIPOC


Breaking down barriers to food
entrepreneurship for BIPOC


Increasing access to healthy
food for BIPOC

Learn more! Here's where we're giving back 


Giving back with our own skills and time

Volunteering is how every one of our employee-owners can help take action.


hours of paid volunteer time
annually per employee-owner

8 of 40

hours focused on hunger-related


collective hours spent
volunteering in 2020

Donation Request

Have a request for your organization?

Tell us why it's a good fit for a $100 in-kind or monetary donation from us.

How can we help?