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Borrowed Kitchen Bakery making doughnations
KINGSTON — The owners of the Borrowed Kitchen Bakery are using their dough for donations.
Until the end of December, Lacey Menne Anders and Kory Anders are donating a loaf of bread to the Kingston Food Bank for every dollar donated to the business. About 247 loaves have been baked and donated. The goal is to reach 300 by Friday.
"Since we're pretty good at making bread, we thought why not have a bread drive," Lacey said.
In the past, the couple has adopted a few — or 10 — families for the holidays. Because of their busy schedule, using their bakery as the source of donations made more sense.
The dollar donation covers the cost of the ingredients to make the bread being donated, Lacey said. The time and energy to make the bread is on them. The largest donation from a single person so far is $45.
Food Bank co-founder Barbara Fulton said all the bread the bakery has donated so far has been passed out as well. The need for what the food bank offers is close to tripling over last year, she said.
Fulton drove school buses for 32 years, retiring about four years ago. Lacey rode her school bus when she was still in school. Fulton said she appreciates seeing a former student giving back. As for the bread itself: "It's just been immense, people just love it," Fulton said. "It's just awesome."
Along with the bread donations, the Borrowed Kitchen Bakery baked rolls for the food baskets Wednesday morning. Fulton said the nonprofit was slammed with patrons when it opened Wednesday at noon as the baskets were handed out.
The bakery, located at 10811 Highway 104, Suite 101, specializes in bread with a few sweets, such as scones, cinnamon buns and muffins, on the side. Daily breads include multi-wheat, baguettes and more.
"It's been awesome, Lacey said. "People are really excited to have a bakery in Kingston."
To donate, simply put a dollar in the jar on the counter and a loaf will be made.