Connect with us

Business

Montana bakery to provide job training, bread for pantries

Published

on

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LIVINGSTON – A bakery in southern Montana that is expected to provide job training and fresh bread to residents and food pantries statewide has started to prepare for opening day. The Livingston Community Bakery expects to open in less than a month about 25 miles east of Bozeman, “Montana Public Radio” reported.

The goal of the bakery is to provide free artisan bread to any food pantry in the state that wants it, Executive Director Michael McCormick said. Bozeman-based company Quality Food Distributors has agreed to then transport the bread pro bono, he said.

The bakery is an extension of the nearby Livingston Food Resource Center that provides people in need with food, opportunities in culinary education and economic development, McCormick said. The center serves about 700 people, or about 10 percent of the city population, he said.

The center has served about 150 loaves each week, but with the bakery, the organization expects to more than triple the number, officials said.

The bread will also be made with Montana grain, McCormick said. “We’re teaching people a trade, we’re creating a new market for Montana farmers who are growing wheat and grains, and we’re feeding people in ways that’s truly nutritious and will help them be well. So we cover a lot of bases when we do a project like this,” he said.

Upcoming Events

october, 2020

Filter Events

24oct12:00 pm4:00 pm2020 Great Pumpkin Giveaway12:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST Fire Pit ParkEvent Type :OtherEvent City:Big Sky

24oct(oct 24)12:00 pm31(oct 31)12:00 pm2020 Pumpkin King & Queen Carving Competition12:00 pm - 12:00 pm (31) Big Sky Town CenterEvent Type :OtherEvent City:Big Sky

30oct(oct 30)3:00 pm31(oct 31)8:00 pmGeocache Mystery3:00 pm - 8:00 pm (31) Big Sky Town CenterEvent Type :OtherEvent City:Big Sky

30oct(oct 30)3:00 pm31(oct 31)10:00 pm4th Annual Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival3:00 pm - 10:00 pm (31) Big Sky Town CenterEvent Type :OtherEvent City:Big Sky

Weather

Advertisements

X
X