Provisions 30th Anniversary Celebration a Success


This Wednesday AccessCNY’s Provisions Bakery and Restaurant celebrated its 30th anniversary with a customer appreciation day.

Provisions is a non-profit bakery and restaurant where lives are changed. The bakery is a job training program of AccessCNY for individuals with a mental health diagnosis. In its three decades the bakery has sold more than 200,000 of its signature chocolate chip cookies, but more importantly has impacted over 1,000 lives.

The event featured free tastings of Provisions’ signature coffee and samplings of the bakery’s delectable cookies. Customers grabbed prizes and signed up for a raffle of Provisions goodies. New to Provisions was the cookie club punch card and Provisions travel mug. The travel mug gives customers a discount on future refills.

Provisions trainees work alongside professional staff learning all aspects of the bakery from cooking and baking, to serving and cleaning. Those in recovery also learn broader employment skills such as time management, interpersonal skills and how to manage workplace expectations.

Provisions is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and offers breakfast, lunch and delectable baked goods. Catering and delivery are also available. Provisions also operates an express location at The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville at 5110 Jamesville Road in DeWitt. The Library café is open Tuesday through Friday.

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