Alison Pray, co-owner of Standard Baking Company in Portland, Maine was just named as a finalist for a national James Beard Award in the Outstanding Baker category. Every month Standard donates fresh bread to go with a special meal that we prepare for the Portland Public Schools Multicultural Group Family Engagement Night, which brings students and their families together to make social connections and feel supported. They also help us provide food for In Her Presence, a group that hosts weekly English classes and a variety of educational workshops for Maine immigrant women. Wayside's work is rooted in cross-industry collaboration and partnerships like this are crucial to fighting hunger and strengthening community. 

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Photo by Standard Baking Company