How Baking is Causing Cross-pollination Impact in Prison.

MAC Bakeries was established to equip incarcerated women with skills that promote their rehabilitation and reintegration. We also envisioned that the MAC Bakeries would set a standard on the types and quality of training programs set up in prisons that are relevant to society’s needs. The baking project has impacted the women in various ways; we have seen some go on to start catering businesses and utilizing their newly earned skills. Others venture into new business using skills learned in the entrepreneurship course. More than that, the project has helped break stereotypes and stigma in society. Ever so often, MAC Bakeries hold bake sales and events that engage community members who are usually amazed at the talent, skills and potential incarcerated persons have. Mindsets shift and embrace and empathy rise.