For the month of August, Short Stack Eatery in downtown Madison is partnering with Just Bakery to bring some of its signature goods to the table.
Madison-Area and Urban Ministry’s Just Bakery program, a 12-week employment training program, combines commercial bakeries with culinary education and jobs for formerly incarcerated people to build community ties. The program is mainly intended to aid former inmates with employment and ease their way back into community life.
Short Stack Eatery, a local restaurant located on the State Street, has been known as a bustling hub is famous for its all-inclusive brunch since 2015. This month, something different is on their menu.
“For OTM (Organization of the Month) this month, Just Bakery, we are going to sell some of their ice-cream sandwiches and include their food” on the menu, said Short Stack shift managerIsabel Mchugh.
As MUM’s Just Bakery Program and Short Stack Eatery got together, they found that they had common goals in serving and supporting the community, thus forged a collaboration.
“I think it is just a match made in heaven of us working together, ” said Carmella Glenn, the coordinator of the Just Bakery program. “They believe in a better community and keeping things local and how they can make things forward and we believe in the same thing.”
Under the collaboration, Short Stack Eatery will sell Just Bakery goods and also donate one percent of all revenue for the month of August to Just Bakery.
“Businesses should not only focusing on making money for themselves, but they should focus on improving the community around them,” Mchugh said. “(Just Bakery) helps on one of our key initiatives: racial equity and helping people with barriers to employment. We are really just trying to promote Just Bakery as a business and as a community.”
Glenn will speak more about Just Bakery’s programs at a lunch event at Short Stack at 11 am on August 29.
More details about the event can be found at Short Stack Eatery’s website.