Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission:

Our mission is to bake nourishing, locally sourced food that is accessible and affordable to support our community, provide jobs with dignity, and offer an economic model outside of capitalism.

Our Vision:

We believe that every person has a right to food that is appropriate to that person and their culture. By food, we mean delicious food, nutritious food, comfort food, food of ritual, and food of celebration. By the right to food we mean not just immediate access to food on the table, but the resources and time to choose, grow, store, preserve, prepare and share food.

We believe in an economy based on love and solidarity, where people can be daily bread for each other, and provide for our communal well-being.

We believe in a food system which is ecologically just, healing and sustaining.

We understand that people’s access to food is limited by oppression in all forms, including the exploitative and dehumanizing relationships structured by the capitalist system, the global dominance of a destructive and profit-driven industrial food system, sexism, racism, heterosexism, trans-phobia, ableism and classism.

And so, we:

  • Knead relationships of dignity, respect and appreciation centered around food
  • Leaven the growing struggle for food sovereignty in North Carolina
  • Form a community institution rooted in queer, people-of-color and working class communities
  • Bake and eat delicious bread.


Photo of collages made by bakery members at an assemblyPhoto: Vision collage from November 2011 Bread Uprising Assembly

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