In 1980, Roger and Lesley Gillespie opened the first Bakers Delight in Hawthorn, Melbourne, with their friend Gary Stephenson.
They chose the name because they believed that every loaf, every roll, every pizza and bun should be a delight to bake, a delight to eat and the service you receive is delightful.
Now, Bakers Delight can be found in more than 700 locations across Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand. That’s a lot of bread being baked fresh and delivered to a lot of happy customers.
We’re passionate about our people and baking fresh delicious bread, watch the video below for a behind the scenes look at our baking process.
Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make re-useable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.
The bags are given away to friends, family, colleagues, bagless strangers and so on, as a plastic bag alternative that can be used and reused, or passed on to others in need.
The bags create a platform to start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time!
Together we link hands globally to create a paradigm shift to a more connected and conscious society.
Friends of Mt. Colah each year distribute toys at our Community Christmas Party to those families who cannot provide toys for their children. These members of 8 – 10 women work tirelessly on projects throughout the year. Why not join this fantastic group in the Mt. Colah district? New prospect members can reach the Friends of Mt. Colah on their Facebook page.
Sovereign Grace Church in Wahroonga is a Christian community seeking to explore issues of faith and life in ways that make sense in contemporary Australia. Sovereign Grace Church kindly donated Christmas hampers and volunteers to help with our mission.
Turramurra and South Turramurra Uniting Church hold a combined Flea Market event twice a year in May and October. Hornsby Connect was nominated to be one of the beneficiaries of the funds raised from the proceeds.
St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Hornsby combined with Barker College collected a number of Christmas Hampers to be shared among our clients.
Australia’s food waste problem is being confronted head on by an ever-growing number of food rescue charities – organisations who collect excess food from businesses and redistribute it to charities that support Australians who are doing it tough.
Hornsby Connect are supported by Foodbank, Secondbite & OzHarvest.
Charities are struggling to meet the rising need for food relief.
10% The increase in the number of individuals seeking food relief from charities.
65,000 The number of people seeking food relief each month who are unable to be assisted by charities.
37% The percentage of charities meeting the full needs of the people they assist.