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Hayes Valley Bakeworks Wins $100K Grant From Google

Hayes Valley Bakeworks Wins $100K Grant From Google
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By Jared Schwartz - Published on June 09, 2014.
Hayes Valley Bakeworks opened up in the neighborhood 2 years ago this month. Now, thanks to a grant from Google, they'll be able to take their success and expand it to a second location. 
As noted by Inside Scoop, Hayes Valley Bakeworks was honored this past week at Google's Bay Area Impact Challenge award party and took home a Finalist award ... along with a grant of $100,000. 

According to Google, the Bay Area Impact Challenge encourages local businesses "to share their bright ideas for a better Bay Area." Public voting took place between May 22 and June 2 and the winners were announced a few days ago. 

"It's been our goal to expand our mission to new locations and this grant makes that possible just in time for our second anniversary," said Kristy Feck, Vice President of Toolworks and the creator of Hayes Valley Bakeworks.

The organization plans on immediately using the grant to outfit a food trailer and place it at the SOMA StrEAT Food Park where they'll provide breakfast service, including items like ginger currant scones, gluten free granola jam bars, and savory herb cheese rolls. 

Hayes Valley Bakeworks is social venture from Toolworks, an organization that's dedicated to "helping all people with disabilities connect with the opportunities in their community." Our local bakery applies this mission by operating as a non-profit "social enterprise" and employing and training people with disabilities who are either homeless or at risk. 

Congrats again to Hayes Valley Bakeworks!