People • Community • Environment • Well-Being
At Café Du Pain Bakery, we bake to create a more delicious world, in so doing we help to nurture ourselves, our communities, and our relationships.
We're building a more connected and harmonious world. As a result, we’ve undertaken numerous initiatives as part of our mission to leverage food as a humanizing experience. We're harnessing the power of food to connect people, cultures and create a more delicious world.
We partner with local food pantries, churches and nonprofits to support our local community, a key pillar of our business impact and environmental sustainability efforts.
The Birthday Cake Project
Our signature initiative is The Birthday Cake Project.
About the Birthday Cake Project
Children and young adults impacted by homelessness and poverty rarely get the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays. One can argue that the challenges brought on by unfortunate circumstances deserve far more than a simple birthday celebration. But we, at Café Du Pain Bakery, believe that little moments of joy, however small, can have a big impact in a child’s life.
The Birthday Cake Project donates cake to celebrate at-risk youths’ birthdays each month through our partnership with local non-profit, PEI. Our mission at Café Du Pain Bakery is to create a more delicious world, we believe that everyone deserves a little sweetness in their lives. The Birthday Cake Project celebrates youths under 18 years of age.
You too can join in on the fun of generosity so together we are creating a delicious world! Support the Birthday Cake Project by sponsoring one cake or half a cake . At the end of each month, we will present your cake with love from you. It takes just one person, one small act of kindness to make the world a better place. You can do so right now, right here.
(Interested in teaming up? Get in touch.)
We partner with a local chicken farm in Pennington, NJ where we provide artisan bread as feed for free. And we purchase free range organic eggs from the said farm to ensure the highest quality ingredients in support of a sustainable food system. Additionally, we partner with a local gardener to provide used coffee grounds for fertilizer to minimize waste.
Addressing Food Security
Through a partnership with a local soup kitchen and church, we provide quality end of day bread and pastries to support feeding those with food insecurity, including veterans and vulnerable families with children.
Job Training through Structured Learning Experiences
In partnership with Lawrence, Trenton and Hamilton high schools, we provide on the job skills training for students with special learning abilities to help them develop job skills and experience in the food sector as they prepare for the world. Since introducing this program a year ago, we have trained over 20 students, one of whom is now a member of our staff.