North East Tourist News
A delight for bakers
JOHN and Jodie House have owned and operated the Bakers Delight franchise in Albury for 20 years this March.
Beginning with a store in the West End Plaza, they opened a second store at Myer Centrepoint 15 months later.
Over the years, John and Jodie have become known as pillars of the community as, at the end of each day, they donate a significant amount of baked goods to church groups and Carevan who distribute them to Border families and residents in need.
“We supply people with breadbased items in white and wholemeal varieties,” Jodie said.
“We have an artisan following so we cook a range of authentic sourdough breads as well as the usual cabinet items like scones and scrolls, pizzas and savoury items.
In addition to the daily distribution, they also supply bread to groups who are holding a fundraiser at Bunnings and provide netball, hockey, athletics, swimming clubs and even a gym with vouchers.
“The North Albury School has a breakfast and lunch program for kids who need meals and we donate the bread to them for that as well, which is so important.
“We love giving back to our community.
“It was evident we could contribute during the droughts that’s when the farmers and the Ettamogah Sanctuary Group started coming to us for food for their cattle, pigs and chickens.”
“We believe it’s important for us to have a range of stock available whether you visit us at 6am or 6pm and whatever is left at the end of the day will not go to waste - we ensure it goes to someone who needs it.”