The Bread & Butter Project

Here at IYBI, we love bread. Absolutely love the stuff. And now we can have our bread (and butter) and enjoy it without a guilty conscious. Meet The Bread & Butter Project. All bread is lovingly baked up by the guys behind Bourke Street Bakery, so you know it’s going to be delicious.

Founder Paul Allam was inspired to start the social enterprise after a trip to Mae Sot on the Thai-Burmese border where he taught a group of Karen refugee women how to bake bread. Bringing the idea back to Sydney, he set the project up to empower the disadvantaged, with 100% of profits going towards training and employment opportunities.

For now their focus is on refugees and asylum seekers, where the 12-month paid trainee-ship allows them to provide a TAFE accredited training program, with hope that all trainees will move into sustainable employment. There are a number of ways people can get involved – one of the easiest (and tastiest) is to buy some of their loafs. We sure will be.

the bread and butter project

Want to know where you can get your hands on some sourdough or a loaf of green olive & rosemary bread, head to The Bread & Butter Project’s website for information on stockists and other ways to get involved. For updates check out their Twitter and Facebook or to just look at a lot of hunger-inducing photos, follow them on Instagram.


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by Radi Safi

Radi Safi is the Creative Director at IYBI. In 2012 he launched Happy, a music blog and media company.
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