They are community-minded. They are generous. Founded 220 years ago in Boston, they have since grown into the nation’s premier baking resource, based right here in the Upper Valley. King Arthur Flour is located about 3 ½ miles down Route 5 from our campus, a proximity that has contributed to the strength of their partnership with the Haven.
Whether through their participation in our annual Chefs of the Valley fundraising event in the spring, regular bread and café food donations to our Food Shelf, hours of KAF employee volunteer time, or contributions through the Bake for Good program, King Arthur Flour is frequent donor and valued partner of the Haven.
King Arthur Flour is actively involved at the Haven throughout the year, delivering bread on an almost daily basis. Their donations of food and volunteer time increase around the holidays, which helps the Haven respond to a time of high need in the community. If you look in the Haven’s donation database at King Arthur Flour in November and December, you’ll see entries like “116 pounds of pumpkin pie” or “144 pounds of dinner rolls”—these items supplement the fresh produce and other staples available from the Food Shelf and bring some holiday cheer to families who cannot afford non-essentials.
In 2016, King Arthur Flour donated 6,845 pounds of food, mostly bread, to the Haven. Bread is a staple in our Food Shelf and an item we keep stocked at all times. If we do not have bread on hand, we buy it, so the donations from King Arthur Flour help fill an important need for the people we serve. We give out approximately 800 loaves of bread to Food Shelf visitors each week.
We look forward to continuing to build the Haven’s partnership with King Arthur Flour and finding new ways to work together. Thank you KAF!