Category: Food activism

Helping refugee women through bread

Just Bread’s objective is to help refugees develop economic autonomy so they can make a positive contribution to the UK more quickly. Click below to help us buy a new oven – our current oven is small and, frankly, a bit rubbish for bread.   Click below to help us pay the amazing Bread Angel

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Working with vulnerable people through bread

Nearly one year ago I received an e mail from a woman called Liz Siena.  She is an American who has long lived in London and who volunteers at a centre for refugee women in South London.  She found Virtuous Bread because she had an idea… “Wouldn’t it be nice to help (a refugee woman)

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What does it mean to be brave?

In a digression from posts about bread, today’s is a short post about virtue – the other half of Virtuous Bread, the organisation that has its roots in insomnia, sourdough obsession, and The Virtue Project, which determined that virtue is the set of behaviours we see when we are forming and maintaining progressive and positive

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David Cameron and the cost of bread

Poor David Cameron – he just isn’t Margaret Thatcher who famously knew the price of everything both because she was a shop keeper’s daughter and because she remained very connected to the everyday concerns of people trying to manage on a budget.  David Cameron, on the other hand, has shown that he has not bought

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Mexico’s health crisis

Sorry folks, what started as a write up of a great bakery in Monterrey and ended as a bit of a rant.  Stay tuned to read about a great bakery in Monterrey doing their amazing bit to create dignified employment and sell great bread to the lucky people who live there. But until then, read

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Setting up a micro bakery means building up a community

Virtuous Bread helps people make and find and learn about good bread and in so doing to forge the link between bread and virtue.  The 3 years of operation have seen countless posts about bread, flour, milling and baking; bread baking recipes,  videos, and books; thoughtful speeches, challenges, and rants at events around the world;

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The daily bread for ex offenders

In March 2013, Virtuous Bread received funding from Ex Cell and the Hope Foundation to give the Bread Angel course 6 ex offenders, teaching them the essentials of  setting up a micro bakery.  Here we catch up with one of them, Francesca Barker, The Barker Baker. In one word, how would you describe your life

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Baking with children at Sarum Hall School

Gaye Whitwam has been teaching children how to cook for years.  Her business is called Sticky Mitts and she is delighted to have been teaching the same children for years – watching them grow up as she helps them prepare good food.  A couple of years ago she became a Bread Angel and now bakes

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Learn to bake bread. You will change lives.

Wow, it’s been a long time coming, a 2013 message.  Three years since VB started twinkling in my eye.  Two years since I began to teach the very first Bread Angels and one year since the first Bread Angels started teaching others.  Virtuous Bread provides training for people to create meaningful employment opportunities for themselves

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