Milwaukee bakery employs people with special needs

Posted at 6:01 PM, Sep 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 21:07:07-04

MILWAUKEE -- A Port Washington man became the inspiration for a new bakery, thanks to an organization filling a void in our community, The Friendship Circle of Wisconsin.

Sol Weingrod's mother told TODAY'S TMJ4 her son had a difficult time finding work because he has special needs.

When the director of the Friendship Circle of Wisconsin heard his story, he knew the organization had to do something.

That is how the Friendship Bakery was born. Six people with special needs have been employed in the program since it officially took off in July.

"It's kind of a comfort knowing that they're going to eat it and you're making it for people," said Weingrod.

A hallmark of Friendship Circle is to bring volunteers into families homes to build friendship. Their bakery program is focused on adults. The end-goal is to help them have the skills to get hired by businesses in the Milwaukee-area.

You can order from the Friendship Bakery by clicking here.

The non-profit organization is a vision of a Jewish organization which has centers all over the world. Families of all faiths are welcome.