Bakers’ Dozen Fund
At East Coast Bakehouse we love our food, but we’re very aware that not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy good food. Although we’re a new bakehouse we believe in bringing back some of the better, older traditions…. like the Bakers’ Dozen. In traditional baking a “Bakers Dozen” was 13 instead of 12.. The baker always added one loaf to the batch to ensure that no-one was left short. That’s why we’ve established the “Bakers Dozen Fund” and we’ve pledged the profits from every 13th biscuit to the fund to benefit Irish charities who work to improve the communities we live in.
We’re working closely with our partners: Simon Communities, and GIY (Grow it Yourself), to fund initiatives that will deliver wholesome food to individuals and communities all over Ireland.
Love Irish Food
East Coast Bakehouse is delighted to be a member of Love Irish Food who aims to help you make informed choices about buying locally produced food and drinks.
Behind every Irish product you buy, including our own, is a real home-grown story about people working from farm to factory to supermarket floor to bring you great quality Irish products. It’s these people that you support when buying Irish products and, together, we can make a real difference.
It’s simple, buying more Irish made products helps Irish businesses thrive and protects Irish jobs. That’s something that we can all be proud of.
Remember to look for the Love Irish Food logo on our packaging and others as supporting local Irish businesses, supports jobs in your community.
We’re also committed to ensuring that we are a sustainable producer, taking care to develop our processes, sourcing policies and ways of doing business that have minimal impact on our environment. We’re working with Bord Bia to implement the Origin Green Programme, aiming to deliver real improvements in how we reduce waste, improve our use of energy and generally do our bit for the environment.
Dublin Simon Community
Who we are and what we do
Dublin Simon Community work to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. We provide services at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home.
At Simon, we listen to people who turn to us for help and do everything we can to support them to move out of homelessness into independent living. We strive to empower people to access, secure and retain a home of their own by reducing the reliance on short-term emergency accommodation and providing permanent supported housing for people to sustain a home in their local community. Moving people into supported housing produces life-enhancing and life-saving results and is more cost-effective in the long run.
Irish Girl Guides
We’re delighted to partner with the Irish Girl Guides on their #futureceo programme. Girl guides all over the country will sell the range of Irish Girl Guides cookies, made by East Coast Bakehouse to raise funds for their local unit. Guides learn entrepreneurial skills, grow in self-confidence, develop teamwork and leadership skills. Watch out for Cookie month in November!
Grow it Yourself
Grow, Cook, Eat
What we are – GIY is a global movement of people who grow some of their own food.
What we do – We are a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to supporting people to grow some of their own food at home, school, work or in the community.
Why do we do it – The food chain increasingly has less and less to do with great food and nutrition, and more to do with global trade and profit. It is having a devastating effect on our health and the health of the planet we share. Though we are in many ways increasingly obsessed with food, we have never been more disconnected from it. There is no better way to understand and re-connect meaningfully with your food than by growing some of it yourself. Food growing is the ultimate food masterclass that leads to food empathy and is a lever to a healthier, happier and more sustainable world. GIYers are like white blood cells on a broken food system – a positive, disruptive force for change. Cheesy as it sounds, we believe we’re changing the world – one GIYer at a time.