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Welcome


Community based self-supporting
micro bakeries producing fresh,
high quality, healthy breads.

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Welcome


Community based self-supporting
micro bakeries producing fresh,
high quality, healthy breads.

Give a man a loaf of bread and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to bake a loaf of bread and you feed him for a lifetime
— Neil Ratner, Founder.

Dedicated to improving the social wellbeing and physical health of poor, unemployed and underserved populations around the world, ICB forms strategic partnerships with local community organizations, corporations, Non Governmental Organizations and government agencies.

International Community Bakeries provides consultation and support including the creation of a business plan, site selection and design, training, ingredient sourcing and marketing. Bakeries are funded through corporations, private investment, government agencies, NGO’s and in kind donations.

 

ICB Mission:
 

  • Teach valuable baking, business and life skills to the unemployed 
  • Establish training programs for the impoverished youth 
  • Provide high quality healthy affordable bread, made fresh daily in the community.
  • Create local partnerships to feed kids through schools, other charities, and orphanages.
  • Create a self - sustaining business that does not require large capitalization and which can serve as a model for other community enterprises.
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Get Involved


Get Involved


Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
— Francis of Assisi

Benefits of getting involved:

To remain welcome globally corporations need to start becoming part of the solution. That means being less of a profit hungry invader and more of a good neighbour.

Short-term benefits:

  • Increased visibility
  • Increased brand recognition
  • Enhanced public image

Long Term Benefits:

  • Better customer engagement as the public becomes more aware of company involvement and values
  • Better employee engagement with opportunities on a grass roots level
  • Increased brand strength ultimately leading to increased sales and revenue
  • More support from the community

 

GET INVOLVED - HELP BRING COMMUNITIES OUT OF POVERTY


MAKE A DIFFERENCE


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Our Work


Our Work


Historically breads have been an important part of traditional diets around the world. The recipes for bread made at International Community Bakeries are carefully crafted and reflect the needs of the particular location. Our breads are made from a blend of local ingredients (whenever possible) and nutritional supplements.

Bakeries can be made out of converted shipping containers, brick and mortar or modular, whichever is most cost effective. A reliable source of water and adequate power (electric, diesel, gas all possibilities) are required but depending on location, generators and water storage tanks are all possibilities.


AFFILIATIONS

 Co-Founder Neil Ratner has been a judge at multiple ENACTUS competitions.

Co-Founder Neil Ratner has been a judge at multiple ENACTUS competitions.

One of the organizations International Community Bakeries has chosen to work with is ENACTUS. ENACTUS's mission is "To bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business."

We believe the partnership between International Community Bakeries and ENACTUS University teams can make a real difference in poor, underserved communities around the world.

 

BRANDS WE WORK WITH