House of Bread is a program for formerly incarcerated women
In friendship we share tools to help returning citizens begin anew—tools for restoring confidence, dignity and hope. Over the course of an eight-week session women are exposed to new skills through hands on training coupled with emotional and spiritual support while baking and selling bread alongside volunteers from the Roanoke community. In addition to learning basic kitchen and baking skills, women receive ServSafe food handler and or manager training, develop marketing and customer service skills, and partner one-on-one with mentors who shepherd them through a job search and resume building process. Each session culminates with the ServSafe certification exam and a mock interview clinic.