The Bread Foundation of Hanzas Maiznīca was established on 22 July 2009, in order to help families, children’s homes, persons in need, large families, children’s centres, night shelters, soup kitchens, former prisoners, persons with disability for whom purchasing bread for their own resources is problematic.
The establishment of the Bread Foundation was not accidental, because Hanzas Maiznīca has already been co-operating with different charity organisations since the mid 1990’s. By the decline of economic situation the individual requests for help increased significantly and the interest in charity increased from the social organisations. Hanzas Maiznīca could not help all people in need on its own and it was the time for the establishment of the foundation which would join the previous projects of Hanzas Maiznīca, charity organisations and many people all over Latvia, in order to help the in habitants of Latvia as much as possible and in as the best way possible.
Co-operation partners of the Bread Foundation of Hanzas Maiznīca are 17 charity organisations from all over Latvia. Via these organisations the Bread Foundation has helped approximately 30 000 families in Latvia within a year handing out more than 300 000 loaves of bread or 100 tons of bread.
Co-operation partners of the Bread Foundation are the following: the Association-mission Pakāpieni, Prisons’ serving union of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia, the Association of Large Families of Kuldīga Šūpulītis, the Foundation Ziedot, the Association Eurika, the Association Sv.Jāņa Palīdzība, the Evangelical Christians Parish Zilais krusts, the Association Zvannieku māja, the Association PINS naktspatversme, the Association-charity mission Dzīvības Ēdiens, the day centre of old people Senioru klubs, the Diaconate Centre of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia, the Orthodox Church of the Birth of the Holy Virgin of Iecava, the Christians Mission of Latvia, the Centre of Social Services of the Board of Social Affairs of Dobele, Roman Catholic Parish of Sloka, St. Anna Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Jelgava.