It is a tad, bit steep in price…nearly $5.00/loaf at my local Walmart (least expensive supermarket around…and I’m in suburban Pennsylvania)…however, it is ‘running’ off the shelves…great sandwich and toasting bread (with butter/cheese, sliced avocados, guacamole and tomatoes with a fried egg on top, etc., etc., etc.) and an amazing taste…
However, the greatest thing about Dave’s Killer Bread is the fact that Dave is an ‘ex-convict’ (a term that I loathe about as much as I loathe hearing the “N” word…and not only because a larger percentage of the African Americans in our society are incarcerated than the whites) and he joined the family ‘bread’ business after leaving prison.
The company’s motto is ‘Stand Behind Second Chances’ and 30% of its employees have been through the criminal justice system in one way, shape or form. On the side of the Raisin the Roof loaf is the following wording:
“Everyone is capable of greatness. Dave’s Killer Bread has witnessed first-hand how stable employment sparks transformation in people with criminal backgrounds. Pledge your support and motivate more companies to harness the power of Second Chance Employment.” The Company’s full story is on its website: DAVESKILLERBREAD.COM
Dave spent 15 years in prison
There are all kinds of criminal statues on the books in every state and a plethora of reasons that individuals follow an errant path. A few things to remember is upbringing (yes, we hear of the few that got out of the ‘ghetto’ and made it to ‘greatness’ but so many more fall by the wayside), living conditions, peer pressure, employment conditions (did you know…if you have followed all of my BLOG’s you would know…for employers that are corrupt, there is more white collar crime in the workplace due to the fact that employees feel that when the troubled employer crosses a line, it is OK for the employee…I’ve seen this so often in employment situations), social/economic status, marital situations, health care and situations, etc. Just because a ‘crime’ was committed, it does not necessarily mean that the individual committing the crime is ‘bad’…
There is a recent New York Times’ article on how low can unemployment go…a very interesting read because economists all over the country are attempting to determine the answer to this question, as I write this BLOG. If we get to 3.5% unemployment (we are at 4.1% now), it means that another (approximately) 250,000 individuals are employed and not looking for work. Wouldn’t it be wonderful for our economy, our criminal justice system, our disabled and our under educated/trained to be considered for employment with opportunities abounding for their future? How can someone not want that for the individuals but for all of us?
I am always at a loss when I see the ‘rich’ benefiting…and the term ‘rich’ does not necessarily mean those with money….it does mean those with privilege…it does not matter how much money one has, if they are ‘privileged’, they have it all…let’s all spend some time helping those who are not so ‘privileged’ and, just maybe, we can make the world a more egalitarian environment. And, yes, I know that some 'privileged' are criminals...)
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