Real Bread Week

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Rise up together and support Real Bread Week

Did you know this week is Real Bread Week? It’s the annual celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them.

#RealBreadWeek 2020: Together We Rise! Runs from today (22nd February) until 1st March and aims to help people to bake a better future, one loaf at a time.

Launched by the Real Bread Campaign in 2010 it has three main aims:

• Buy Real Bread from local, independent bakeries
• Bake their own Real Bread at home
• Join the Real Bread Campaign

Each year, bakeries, baking schools, mills, schools, care homes, youth and other community groups hold classes, feasts and other events and activities.

People bake at home, with their families, colleagues and other friends, and share photos of themselves and their loaves on social media.

The week also wants to big up little bakeries and support small, independent, locally-owned bakeries which in addition to supporting skilled jobs and keeping money circulating in the local economy, help to keep the high street alive.

They may also offer social benefits, from being a place where older people at risk of isolation can see a friendly face and stop for a chat, to those that are set up to offer training and employment opportunities for people facing one of a range of challenges.

Get involved and help the charity Sustain by making a donation of £10 or whatever you can; join the campaign; buy the mug, T-shirt, apron, recipe book or dough scorer and if you’re in the business why not collect dough-nations from customers to help too.

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