Giving Back

Stories behind the food we love.
The Tides Beach Club-Maine Blueberry Crisp

Bakes for Breast Cancer Lets You Feel Good and Do Good While Eating Dessert

By Victoria Pardo

To honor her mother lost to breast cancer, Carol Sneider started a nonprofit to raise funds through baked goods. 22 years later, their sweet work is a New England tradition.

sean reynolds

Frontline Workers Go Bananas for Bread

By AnnMarie Mattila

Using his mom’s recipe, with an able assist provided by the kindness of others, this telecommunications professional turned some home-baked goodness into food on the table for people in need.

chef hui bag recipient

A Collective in Hawai’i Comes Together to Feed Those In Need

By Breanna Rose

Hui is a Hawaiian word that refers to a partnership, alliance, or team. And that’s what the collective called Chef Hui is all about: A collaboration of stakeholders from all walks of life uniting through a shared mission to “keeping farmers farming, chefs cooking and communities fed.”

lady justice brewing founders

Sandra Day IPA? Yes, Please!

By AnnMarie Mattila

It’s a simple mission: Brew great beer. Use the money to support charities. Welcome to Lady Justice Brewing which supports and empowers women and girls in Colorado.

The Teens Behind Urban BEET are Creating Regenerative Farms to Fight Hunger

By Elizabeth Goldish

Inspired by a high school project, a team of young people are reimagining food security by planting seeds of hope in the fight against hunger.

Rhiannon Menn making lasagna

Lasagna Love: A Dish that Became a Movement

By Kate Eplboim

So you make a good lasagna. And you decide to help out a few neighbors in hard times. Would you ever have guessed your idea would spread to 1,000 cities?

Good Pizza: A Slice for a Smile and a Good Cause

By Waylon Jin

What started as a love for pizza nights with friends soon turned into “how do I get pizza to the people in a safe Covid-friendly way?” Good Pizza PHL not only delivers pies creatively (say hello to a pulley system!), its founder (a Philly grad student) raises money for local charities.

Maya-Camille Broussard

Meet the Chicago Baker Helping to Change the World Through Pie

By Nicolette Degrassi

There’s a lot of good will baked into Maya-Camille Broussard’s sweet and savory pies, quiches, and tarts – and we’re not just talking buttery goodness. Chicago’s Justice of the Pies is all about giving back and helping the community.

asian american portrait cookies

Jasmine Cho is All About Cookie Activism and Bake Therapy

By Sarah Strong

It’s hard to describe Jasmine Cho in just a few words. She’s a woman of many facets: A baker. An activist. An author. And the visionary behind bake therapy.