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.