Since being established in 2014, the bakery has created over 80 jobs for local young people who were not in education, employment or training and wanted an opportunity to progress.
The Bakery gives young people a start in the working world, offering transitional paid employment. Alongside this, support is given through 1-1 and group mentoring to help build their skills, set goals and make plans to achieve them, and move on through to permanent employment elsewhere.
Not only that, since The Feel Good Bakery began we have funded over 280,000 meals for children through our ‘one for one’ scheme; we work in partnership with grassroots organisations in Kenya and Romania and every coffee we sell funds a meal for a child there.
In response to the challenges on the bakery business due to Covid-19, in July 2020 we set up our first mobile coffee cart and then another one was started in September. Over the next two years, we plan to create employment for at least 75 young people in our community through our growing fleet of coffee carts!