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Around bread we are all EQUAL!

Welcome to BREAD Encounters where everything we do revolves around bread, kindness and community.

We are a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and an official licensee of International Council for Cultural Centers (I3C) BREAD Houses Network program, certified to use their methods.


We are excited to connect with you and/or your community in order for you to have your first of hopefully many BREAD Encounters!

Check out our NEWS page to see what we are and have been up to lately!

Slodo's motto

Slodo, our sourdough mascot

cookie cutter pizza

Bread Activity with children in transitional housing

A loving note

A kind note to go with a homebaked loaf for our "community bread bake"

Flour drawing

Comm-Unity Flour drawing


Baking our signature loaves at East County Tranisitional LIving Center

Teaching 3rd graders about sourdough

Exposing 3rd Graders to bread making, milling and sourdough


Breaking bread at the US/Mexican border

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Roll-ing in the dough

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Sourdough 101 Class Loaves

Pan y paz market

Pan Y Paz Bakers Market

Spread Kindness by Sharing
a Simple, Delicious Home Baked
Loaf of Bread

What is BREAD Encounters?

BREAD Encounters is an organization founded on the belief that bread has the power to change the world  for the better! 

BREAD as an acronym stands for Bread bakers Rise, Empower And Dough It!

Our mission is to spread kindness and  drive positive social change through unique community building bread activities which foster unity, inclusion and creativity.

Purposeful "bread encounters" nourish our body and soul. They serve to

  • ... bring communities together to make and break bread and to "share the loaf" with those in need

  • ... educate and revive the craft of making our own healthful bread with focus on the benefits of sourdough

  • ... promote creativity, hope and healing through Bread Therapy®


We are passionate bread bakers and certified in The Bread Houses Network's (BHN) methods of Bread Therapy®. As such, BREAD Encounters fully embraces the BHN mission "to inspire individuals and communities around the world to discover and develop their creative potential and cooperate across gender, age, ethnic, and religious background through collective bread-making and accompanying art forms..."


Let's dough it together! 

Because we knead it. 

Sourdough Stories

Discover How Bread Impacts People

Mary is a talented artist with a studio in Barrio Logan, San Diego.  She was also an excellent barista at Cafe Virtuoso and a sourdough enthusiast who found that sourdough baking helped her cope with anxiety and life!


Upcoming Events

Real Bread Celebration
Real Bread Celebration
Feb 24, 2024, 1:00 PM
Kettle Falls

Our Mission

Our mission is to spread kindness and  drive positive social change  through unique community-building bread activities which foster unity, inclusion and creativity.

Get in Touch

38 Archer Drive

Kettle Falls, WA 99141


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