The mission of South Fork Bakery is to provide meaningful, paid employment
to adults with disabilities. Shirley Ruch created the bakery in May of
2016 after decades of experience supporting special needs children and adults
through her Speech/Language and Family Coaching Practice. There are currently 16 adults with special
needs who have found community and meaningful employment at the bakery. South
Fork Bakery continues to provide their delicious products at over 50 local
stores, farm stands, farmer's markets, and festivals from Montauk to
Syosset. Look for our goodies and help empower and employ more special
needs adults by supporting us through your purchases!
In 2018 South Fork Bakery became a nonprofit business. Support the employment of adults with disabilities by making a donation to South Fork Bakery now by clicking here. To designate your donation for a specific purpose check out our sponsorship page by clicking here.