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Local Nonprofit Bakery Announces New Donut Line

Sunflower Bakery, situated at 5951 Halpine Road in Rockville, has revealed the introduction of its inaugural line of donuts on National Donut Day, which falls on Friday, June 7th. Operating as a nonprofit organization, Sunflower Bakery focuses on training young adults with learning differences for careers within the food industry.

According to the bakery, “Sunflower donuts are crafted fresh in-house and are free of eggs, nuts, dairy, and are kosher-certified. For the launch, the bakery will extend a warm welcome to members of the law enforcement community and offer a variety of donut flavors, including Honey Glazed, Chocolate Dipped, Cinnamon Sugar, Raspberry filled, Lemon filled, and Boston Cream, with additional flavors slated for introduction in the near future.

“Donuts provide another valuable training opportunity for our students with learning differences to develop marketable and employable skills.”  -Jody Tick, Executive Director

About Sunflower Bakery: Sunflower Bakery is the largest program in Maryland that trains young adults with learning differences for employment success in pastry arts, hospitality, and food-related industries. Sunflower’s workforce development training programs combine formal curriculum instruction with on-the-job training, job development, and job placement supervised by professional instructors and job coaches. Sunflower Bakery promotes workplace acceptance and inclusion by placing our well-trained graduates in local businesses and educating employers on the proven economic and social benefits of employing people with disabilities. This ultimately enables pathways to employment for a historically underserved population and increases their engagement in the economy and the community.

Featured image courtesy of Sunflower Bakery

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