In a collective fundraising effort to support abortion access, makers and bakers from all over Philadelphia are joining forces for a virtual bake sale titled "Bakers Against Racism: Protect Our Bodies," an initiative that was first organized by Washington D.C. chefs Paola Velez, Willa Lou Pelini, and Rob Rubba in 2020. This is the second time in Philadelphia bakers are hosting this sale.
Among those participating in the “Make & Bake” sale in Philadelphia is Justine MacNeil of Fiore Fine Foods, Alexandra Holt of Roxanne BYOB, baology, Kismet Bagels, Cake Life Bake Shop, High Street Hospitality, Little Fish, Bridget Foy’s, Flakely, El Merkury, New June Bakery, Eclat Chocolate, Alexandra Crossman, Elisa Ludwig, Davina Soondrum, Andy Tessier, Adrian Carnecchia, Stephanie Arbelo, Noelle Blizzard, and more.
Each maker/baker has chosen a charitable organization to benefit from the sale, raising money for groups including the following:
- Abortion Liberation Fund of PA
- The Brigid Alliance (National)
- Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) (National)
- National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF)
- The Women’s Centers (Philly + Delco)
A directory of makers + bakers and their offerings will be made available via an online directory (this will be continuously updated):
“I’m so grateful and impressed by all of the Philly makers and bakers coming together to raise money for a good cause,” said baology’s Judy Ni, who is organizing the sale. “From the moment we announced that we were hosting another bake sale, the restaurant industry and Philly community stepped up, as it always does, and met the moment. We look forward to raising even more money than last time and bringing attention to this important cause that affects women, couples, and families throughout our country. Every little bit counts, especially during times like these, and we’re very grateful for everyone involved. We hope this sale will also bring more awareness to this complex issue and its impact on the daily lives of so many of our fellow citizens.”
Pickup locations will vary but cover multiple locations Sunday, August 7th at various locations, including Headhouse Farmer’s Market, Cake Life, Flourish Market, Her Place, Roxanne BYOB, and Little Fish, as well as Monday, August 8th at baology, South Philly Co-op, High Street, and Milk Jawn.
Learn more about Bakers Against Racism by visiting http://bakersagainstracism.com.
Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, the greater Mid-Atlantic area, and beyond. Email Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org with food and travel news.