Press Release: Great Harvest Bread Company’s Bake Day Fundraiser

Great Harvest is Making Dough for the Bend Community Center Friday
All product sales on July 30th benefit the BCC

Great Harvest Bread Company invites residents to stock up on fresh out-of-the-oven breads and treats at a Bake Day fundraiser next Friday, June 30th to support the Bend Community Center. The event is from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The bakery is located 835 NW Bond Street.

The Bake Day also kicks off the 18th Anniversary of the locally owned and operated bakery. Bakery owner Cloyd Robinson says generosity is at the core of the Great Harvest mission statement, so extending support to the BCC feels very right. Robinson added that he’ll also provide free bread and sweet baskets to 18 people who attend the Bake Day as part of a drawing.

The Bake Day will feature a new, made-from-scratch Tumalo Cheese & Herb bread made with freshly milled whole wheat, rye, dill, onion and Classico cheese from Tumalo Farms. In addition, the bakery will have fresh Honey Whole Wheat, 10-Grain, Dakota, Spelt and Sourdough breads, and cookies, scones, muffins and cinnamon rolls.

“The residents of Bend have been so good to us these past 18 years, and we’re thrilled to help the community during our 18th anniversary celebration,” said Robinson. “The Bend Community Center was a natural choice to support because of all that they do to serve people in need,” said Robinson. “We also want to thank Tumalo Farms for supporting this effort by providing cheese for the featured Oregon Herb bread. We hope the combination of a great cause and some incredibly fresh breads and sweets will get people to stop by next Friday.”

The BCC was established to meet the basic needs of those in need, such as the poor, hungry, homeless and disadvantaged throughout the region – young and old, teens and families with young children. Many are veterans and people with mental health disorders and/or physical disabilities. The mission of the organization is to identify and implement simple, low-cost, non-duplicative activities that address basic needs and make a real difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

Founded in 1992, the Bend Great Harvest bakery is known for breads rich in taste, made with the freshest ingredients including daily milled whole grain flour. The whole wheat is purchased from family-owned farms located on the high plains of Montana. The bakery creates an array of legendary fresh-baked breads and sweets, as well as specialty items during holidays. This month, the bakery is adding Panini’s to its popular sandwich offerings.