Kent-based Macrina Bakery will sell Brown Sugar Shortbread cookies decorated with the Ukrainian flag on Monday, March 21 through Sunday, March 27 while supplies last.
All proceeds will help fund Bakehouse, a bakery in Kyiv, Ukraine, and its efforts to give away free bread to the community.
Macrina Bakery has a cafe in Kent, 19215 66th Ave. S., and four in Seattle. You can order online at macrinabakery.com. The Kent location is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday and Sunday.
In peacetime, about 1,500 people walked through the doors at Bakehouse to buy bread and pastries daily, according to a Macrina Bakery email. The spacious, light-filled bakery employed 80 bakers. It’s one of Ukraine’s most renowned bakeries.
Now, as Russian bombs fall on Kyiv, the Bakehouse’s large windows make it too dangerous to occupy. But Ukrainians who have been unable to flee must still be fed. So many of the Bakehouse bakers have decamped to a basement bakery where they continue to bake bread for hundreds of people every day. They’re giving it all away for free.
Proof, a bakery in Mesa, Arizona, has organized a fundraiser for Bakehouse, partnering with bakers worldwide on a campaign called Bake for Ukraine.
Macrina Bakery said it is honored to be able to help. For the week of March 21-March 27, the bakery will donate all proceeds from its Brown Sugar Shortbread cookies decorated with the Ukrainian flag to the fundraiser for Bakehouse.
In addition, Macrina will also match any employee donations. Anyone who wishes to donate directly can do so via the GoFundMe page.