WINNER: EDA East Bay Innovation Award, Education Economic Development Alliance, February 25, 2016


The Bread Project Returns to Berkeley this Fall Berkeleyside, Setempber 16, 2015

Just how many millions did Tipping Point raise from tech titans? SF Chronicle, May 14, 2015

Bread Project Offers Fresh Start for Low Income Residents Oakland North, January 29, 2015

Bay Area FOCUS CBS SF Bay Area, January 12, 2015 



Grace’s Marketplace Moves, Pumpkin-Shaped Pasta and More Food News New York Times, October 21, 2014

Interview with Alicia D. Polak on School for Start-Ups Radio (starting at 27:21) Liberty Express Radio, October 1, 2014

Diplomatic Refugees Graduate from Non-profit in Emeryville  ABC 7 News, July 28, 2014

Emeryville: Refugees Kneading to Start Over Contra Costa Times, July 28, 2014

IRC clients graduate local organization The Bread Project’s Bakery Production Training  International Rescue Committee Newsletter, March, 2014


Student Run Social Impact Wharton Magazine, March 22, 2013

The 10 Best Chocolatiers at The 7th Annual International Chocolate Festival San Francisco – Chocolate Salon, April 17, 2013

GSE Serves Up a Delicious Course in Entrepreneurship,, February 20, 2013


Elmwood Café Pledges to Give Half of Profits to Charity, ABC-7 KGO-TV San Francisco, February 14, 2011

When You Knead, a Friend at the Bread Project Café, East Bay Express, February 2, 2011

State of California Senate


The Bread Project, Project Open Hand Website, October 27, 2010

Changing Lives, One Roll at a Time, Oakland Magazine, July-August, 2010

Ozzie's is Reborn as Elmwood Cafe, San Francisco Chronicle, April 29, 2010

East Bay Residents Make Dough with The Bread Project, KALW News, April 19, 2010

Chocolate by the Bay: A Review of the 2010 San Francisco Chocolate Salon, Seattle Pi, March 25, 2010

New East Bay Space to Help Nonprofit Turn Jobless into Breadwinners, Oakland Tribune, February 24, 2010


The Bread Project has received numerous awards and citations from community groups, agencies, city and county governments, the California Assembly, and the U.S. Congress. We have also attracted widespread media attention in the Bay Area’s newspapers, radio and television programs


Project Open Hand: Most Outstanding Community Partner
California State Legislature


Mayor of Berkeley


California State Legislature


Berkeley Community Fund
California State Legislature
U.S. Congress


Mayor of Berkeley


Mayor of San Francisco
Alameda County Board of Supervisors


California State Legislature
U.S. Congress
Sustainable San Mateo County


Alameda County Social Services


San Francisco Board of Supervisors