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Community is the heart of our bakery.

We believe that being successful means being a good neighbor and a good steward of the environment. That's why we partner with so many worthwhile organizations—donating our time, our products and our expertise.

We are especially proud of our work with those who normally would not have an opportunity to learn new skills, including formerly homeless and recently paroled Philadelphians. We believe that job training is key to fighting poverty and homelessness.

In addition, supporting local growers, local food movements and the "shop local" movement are causes that have been of paramount importance to us for 20 years.

Please join us in supporting our partners:

Farms / Providers

  • Farm to City
    Philadelphia program uniting communities, families, and farmers year-round through good locally grown food. 
  • Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-Op
    Nonprofit organic farmers cooperative of 75 farmers in Lancaster County Pennsylvania serving Eastern Pennsylvania, New York City, and the tri state area by connecting the farmer and customer. Our Rittenhouse location serves as a CSA pickup site.
  • Highland Orchards
    A family-run fruit, vegetable, and egg farm in Wilmington, Delaware offering year-round CSAs. Our Rittenhouse location serves as a farm share pickup site.
  • Philly Foodworks
    A diverse group of producers and distributors that makes buying, eating, and sharing fresh food as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. Our Rittenhouse location serves as a CSA pickup site.

Community

  • Project H.O.M.E
    Nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to end the cycle of homelessness in Philadelphia.
  • Friends of Rittenhouse Square
    Preserves, protects, and beautifies Rittenhouse Square. Rittenhouse Square is part of the Fairmount Park System, operated in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.
  • Center City Residents Association
    Non-profit, volunteer-led organization devoted to making Center City a better place to live, work and play.
  • Broad Street Ministry
    A broad-minded community that practices "radical hospitality" and works for a more just world through civic engagement. Leave a donation in our collection jar at the Rittenhouse shop to help provide meals, clothing, mail service, and therapeutic art classes to those in need. 

Arts

  • Metropolitan Gallery 250
    A non-profit gallery where emerging artists can show their work, supported by the local food and business communities.
  • Fresh Artists
    Philadlephia’s Fresh Artists is an innovative, child-centric solution that helps sustain art programs in schools despite massive budget cuts. Children create art and donate their work to corporations and other organizations in exchange for financial contributions that keep art programs alive in our most under funded schools.  
  • The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
    With of mission to cultivate, nurture, and advance the careers of emerging visual artists while simultaneously expanding opportunities for the public to discover and connect with art, CFEVA’s services are designed to: raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost cultural tourism and foster economic development. Through fellowships, residencies, educational outreach, exhibitions, professional development, and city-wide events, CFEVA provides artists with the tangible resources needed to develop viable and sustainable careers.

Sustainability 

  • Bennett Composting
    Provides environmentally conscious removal of organic materials and serves the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Recyclebank
    Rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from thousands of local and national businesses in the United States and United Kingdom. 

Businesses

  • Rittenhouse Row
    Founded as independent outgrowth of the Center City District in 1997. The 501c6 non-profit represents more than 200 businesses in the Rittenhouse area of the city. 
  • Reading Terminal Market
    Historic public market with over one hundred merchants offering fresh produce, meats, fish and groceries.