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For These Vets, There’s Solace in the Simple Act of Making Bread

February 17, 2014
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For These Vets, There’s Solace in the Simple Act of Making Bread
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King Arthur's Flour Company welcomes injured vets to its Bake for Good program.

Anyone who likes to cook knows there’s something therapeutic about baking bread from scratch. So King Arthur’s Flour Company in Norwich, Vermont, is opening up the kitchens of its baking education center to patients staying at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction. The veterans gathered recently to mix dough and bake bread together as a part of King Arthur Flour’s Bake for Good program.

They will donate the bread they bake to a farmer’s market the VA holds each week, raising money to help veterans. Susan Landry told Adam Sullivan of WCAX, “It makes me feel very good knowing I am helping my brother and sister veterans.”

Stephen Guidry, another veteran who participated in the bread baking, told Sullivan how much he enjoyed it. “Anything when you are having problems to take your mind off it, people to talk to. Something like this is great.”

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