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Subscribe to receive bread through Just Bread refugee program

Tuesdays throughout January 2017 



e5 Bakehouse, working in collaboration with the Refugee Council, are helping groups of refugee women to gain the skills and confidence to work within the food industry and beyond in the UK.

On the 6th December 2016, a new group of twelve trainees will participate in the Just Bread program.

During the training program, the participants will produce a range of bread for subscribers over a 4 week period:

10th, 17th, 24th and 30th January 2017

Subscribe and choose to collect your bread from one of 3 collection sites across East London:

E5 Bakehouse (London fields) from 5pm - 7pm

Palm 2 (Lower Clapton) from 5.30pm - 11:00pm

L'Epicerie (Chatsworth road) from 5.30pm - 7.30pm


You can also buy a gift voucher and offer the subscription to a friend or loved one. A truly unique and special Christmas present!

You can also contribute towards the program by making a donation below. All donations will go towards program running costs and will mean we can continue supporting this inspiring project.                                          



Thanks to everyone who is offering support to the project. You can read more about the project below...



About the project :


Refugee women who fled to Britain after escaping persecution in their home countries started a new, innovative business with support from London Fields’ e5 Bakehouse and the Refugee Council. 

The bread was made by Just Bread trainees: a small group of eight refugee women who learned bread baking skills through a training course being jointly run by the Refugee Council and e5 Bakehouse.  

During the course, the trainees learned the trade of become artisan bakers while gaining vital entrepreneurial skills to help them access the British job market. 


The trainees come from a range of countries, backgrounds and cultures but all were forced to leave their home countries and seek safety in Britain.  

 Just Bread provides these isolated refugee women in London the chance to meet others, share and learn skills, build their confidence and start to rebuild their lives. Just Bread aimed to do this by providing the women with the professional training, practical support and inspiration to turn bread into a pathway to independence. 


Refugee Council Head of Integration Andrew Lawton said: “The women behind Just Bread will have experienced trauma and loss most ordinary Londoners will struggle to imagine. Through Just Bread subscribers won’t only be signing up to receive tasty treats every week, they’ll also be supporting these vulnerable women to take control of their futures and rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity.”  


Previous Just Bread trainees have gone on to secure employment working in the food stalls of Secret Cinema’s Star Wars Pop Up desert bazaar. Where they sold tasty treats to members of the rebel alliance over 15 weeks in Summer 2015.