Holy Childhood opens up new bakery facility

October 24, 2017 08:15 PM

Special Touch Bakery has a new place to call home.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in Rochester on Tuesday. The brand new 20,000 square foot facility is now open on Mount Read Boulevard right next to Foodlink.

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Special Touch Bakery began in 1982 in a small 700 square foot school kitchen. It was on the campus of Holy Childhood and provided training for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

"At Special Touch, a baker is a baker, it doesn't matter if they have disabilities," says Donna Dedee, Holy Childhood president and CEO. "They are bakers and they are coworkers and there's a lot of satisfaction occurring here every day."

Special Touch Bakery now employs 25 workers with and without disabilities working side-by-side. They have been creating those iconic pies for 35 years.


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