Freedom Bakery is a Scottish artisan bakery which provides training and employment opportunities for people who have recently left prison to try to break the cycle of reoffending.
Freedom was established in 2015 at HMP Low Moss, becoming the first social enterprise to set up business in a Scottish prison.
The initial project saw Freedom working with inmates to sell wholesale to cafes and restaurants in Glasgow. Within a year, following a successful fundraiser and investment from Resilient Scotland, Freedom was able to open a new, purpose-built bakery in Glasgow.
Operating out of its new premises in Rosemount Business Park, Freedom Bakery has continued to work with prisoners from Greenock, Barlinnie and Low Moss, who can attend training programmes on day release.
Where possible, Freedom will seek to offer post-release employment to apprentices who have previously complete a training programme. Where this is not possible, Freedom works with a number of partners across Glasgow and further afield to assist people into employment.
The bakery itself specialises in slow fermentation bread with a minimum of 20 hours given to doughs. Flour is sourced from farms across Scotland, as far north as Orkney and as far south as East Lothian.
Freedom’s wholesale menu includes a wide selection of sourdoughs, pastries and breads which are sold across Glasgow to west end favourites such as Stravaigan, Roots & Fruits and Ubiquitous Chip – plus a number of SEN members, including Locavore, Milk Cafe and Project Cafe.
For more information, contact:
Rosemount Business Park
145 Charles Street
Tel: 0141 328 7886