Real Bread Week 2020 details announced

The 11th annual international Real Bread Week will run from 22 February to 1 March.

Organised by Sustain, through the Real Bread Campaign (RBC), its key aims are encouraging people to:

·         Buy delicious, nutritious Real Bread from local, independent bakeries: Look for The Loaf Mark!

·         Bake Real Bread and share those skills with others

This year’s focus is “the power that Real Bread making has to help people transform their lives”.

Former Better Health Bakery volunteer, and current Great British Bake Off champion, David Atherton says: “I get so much out of baking Real Bread, I love it, and would love to see more people being able to benefit as well. This Real Bread Week, please find and support a business or project that’s helping people to do this. Get down to a local Real Bread bakery, and get behind the Real Bread Campaign!”

Disempowered women, people with learning disabilities, and prisoners are just some of the many people who’d previously faced challenges finding their place in the workforce but are now gaining skills for employment as Real Bread bakers, the RBC said in a release.

Meanwhile, people living with a range of mental health issues, or who have otherwise had a tougher time than many of us, enjoy the therapeutic and social benefits of making Real Bread by hand in the mutually-supportive company of others.

Throughout Real Bread Week, RBC will publish a series of new articles to throw the spotlight on just some of the amazing enterprises and organisations already helping to make this happen.

Sustain, the charity that created and runs Real Bread Week is raising money so that the Real Bread Campaign can build on its work celebrating, connecting and supporting the people, enterprises and organisations behind the rise of Real Bread.

Supporters can get involved as follows:

Make a doughnation of £10

Buy a t-shirt, mug, apron, recipe book or dough scorer

Join the Campaign

Details of bakeries, baking schools, Real Bread Week events and the whole shebang above can be found at www.realbreadcampaign.or