There’s no doubt that Melbournians love a good old fashioned bake sale, especially when said bake sale includes some of the best foodies in the biz! And if the lure of buttery pastry wasn’t enough to get you in the door (or on the lawn, in this case), Cake + Kindness, put together by Merchant Road, supports an incredibly valuable mission.
Merchant Road seeks to offer employment opportunities to women from refugee backgrounds through Melbourne-based catering and events, and all proceeds from this Saturday’s pop-up bake sale will go towards paid training and employment opportunities at Merchant Road.
‘It is four times harder for women from refugee backgrounds living in our community to get work than what it is for their male counterparts’, says Merchant Road co-founder Jane Marx. ‘We have an all-female team and are partnering with some really good businesses to test a new way of supporting refugee women to realise their potential”.
Melbourne favourites such as Beatrix, All Are Welcome, Loafer, Baker D. Chirico, Ella Mittas, Babka, Messer and Top Paddock (just to name a few!) will all be there, as well as cookbooks from Julia Ostro and ceramics from Wingnut & Co. Everyone involved will be donated their goods and time for this very worthy cause.
Cake + Kindness
A bake sale for refugee women by Merchant Road
Saturday June 23 rd
On the lawn at Park Street Dining
815 Nicholson Street
Carlton North, Victoria