Grand Central Bakery Delivers The Dough For Highline Organizations

Prior to the grand opening of the new Burien location at 626 SW 152nd Street, Grand Central Bakery pledged to contribute a portion of the opening day sales to two local organizations. Today they followed through by handing over checks for 100% of their first day sales.

The two groups receiving checks this morning (Aug 27) were the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence and the Highline Area Food Bank. Thanks to sales that set a opening day record for Grand Central, each organization received a check for $2,350.

Mike Werle, Executive Director of the Highline Area Food Bank, acknowledged the donation saying, “We’re very fortunate to have a business come into our community and latch on to organizations like ours.”

Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, President of the Highline Schools Foundation Board of Trustees, agreed and welcomed Grand Central to the neighborhood saying, “While we appreciate all of our community support, for a new business to step up like this is unprecedented.”

Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence

Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence (L to R) - David Paice, Mike Bischoff, Maya Mendoza-Extrom, Kent Horton, Summer Hepburn (Grand Central Cafe Manager), Patti Gifford, Holly Moore

Highline Area Food Bank

Highline Area Food Bank (L to R) - Mike Werle, Executive Director and Summer Hepburn, Grand Central Cafe Manager

Photos by Michael Brunk. Click to view larger versions.

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