A Startup that Tastes Good and Does Good

Date: Oct 21, 2014 By: greystonbakery

Little did you know but that pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream you polished off last night helped create jobs for people who face barriers to employment in a struggling section of Yonkers, outside New York City.

Ben & Jerry’s sources its brownies from Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, which turns out more than 30,000 pounds of the chewy goodies each day. Greyston’s thriving bakery business is hitched to a comprehensive set of local services that includes low-income housing, childcare, a computer learning center, HIV/AIDS health services and a half-dozen community gardens. Profits from Greyston Bakery go to the non-profit Greyston Foundation, which provides the social services.

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