February 12, 2014
STAFF SEGEANT OF LIFE:
Helping veterans heal by baking for good (Adam Sullivan, 2/11/14, WCAX)
Posted by Orrin Judd at February 12, 2014 8:04 AM
There is an art to kneading dough and these bakers are learning from the best-- an instructor at King Arthur Flour in Norwich."I think baking is one of the oldest trades in the world," said Stephen Guidry of East Hampton, Mass.And many in this room have been all over the world, serving the country in the armed forces."I spent time in Somalia, Haiti. I spent a year in Korea, was stationed at Fort Drum and also Fort Stewart, Georgia," said Susan Landry of Fairlee.Landry and the other bakers are in-patients at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction. They were invited to King Arthur thanks to a new partnership."This is actually part of our 'Bake for Good' program, which is basically taking baking into the community and using it for good," said Julia Reed of King Arthur Flour.The bread they bake will be donated to the Medical Center's weekly farmers market.