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Five Percent Giving

In 2016 we decided to dedicate 5% of the cafe's retail sales of our products (bread, bagels, pretzels & granola) to a different cause or organization chosen by our worker-owners every month. Our goal is to both financially support and draw attention to work we believe in.

In September we are supporting Grassroots Gardens of Western New York, an organization of activists committed to transforming urban neighborhoods through community gardens. It is their belief that gardens create a shared sense of purpose, empowering communities, creating environmental awareness and improving public health. They currently manage more than 300,000 square feet of green space in Buffalo and Niagara Falls - that is more than 100 community gardens!

We welcome suggestions for future contributions! If you'd like to suggest one, please email us. Here's where we've donated in the past: