Putting Community First
Contributing to our community is a part of the day-to-day at COBS Bread. In addition to our local End of Day Giving program, our bakeries are constantly giving back. Our teams not only put their heart into making bread, but also putting dough into the pockets of those who need it.
Here are just a few ways that COBS Bread bakeries across the country gave back to their local communities throughout the summer.
British Columbia – Vancouver Island
Since they first opened their doors in 2019, COBS Bread Driftwood Mall has partnered with Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA). The CVCDA is a non-profit organization locally supporting children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and their families.
They once again showed their support by donating $1 from the sale of every 6-pack of Gourmet Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns from July 20 to July 24. They were able to raise $1,289 for the CVCDA. More details on the event can be found on their website.
If you are ever in the Comox Valley area, make sure to visit COBS Bread Driftwood Mall and mention the CVCDA and 5% of your purchase will be donated to support this great organization via their Dough Raiser program.
British Columbia – North Shore
All COBS Bread bakeries across the North Shore partnered with Lions Gate Hospital Foundation (LGH) for their first annual LGH Week. Running from July 25 to July 31, the goal of LGH week was to raise awareness and funds for the hospital, with 100% of funds raised to support patient care.
These bakeries donated $0.50 from the sale of every loaf throughout the week to LGH and accepted donations at check out. You can learn more about the event here.
Alberta – St. Albert
COBS Bread Gateway Village has been a long time supporter of Little Warriors, a national charitable organization focused on the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
In lieu of their 7th annual BBQ Fundraiser, the team at COBS Bread Gateway Village are collecting donations throughout the month of August.
In addition, on the weekend of August 22 & 23, $1 from every 6-pack of hamburger or hot dog buns will also be donated. If you are in the St. Albert area, make sure to stop by the bakery and lend your support.
Nova Scotia – Lower Sackville
New to the COBS Bread family, the team at COBS Bread Bedford Place Mall are not shy when it comes to giving back. Freedom Kitchen, a volunteer initiative that was started at Knox United Church, provides warm meals from a food truck to the community’s low income families, youths and residents in the local community.
On August 30th, from 11am to 5pm, COBS Bread Bedford Place Mall will be hosting a BBQ to support Freedom Kitchen. All BBQ sales will be donated to Freedom Kitchen.