Our Story

I created Big Heart Bread with a simple goal: to bake delicious sourdough, share it with bread lovers, and use the proceeds to serve kids in my community.


Meet Laurie Anderson
Founder & Baker

When a friend insisted on paying me to make her a loaf of my artisan sourdough bread I knew I had something valuable. Cooking for and feeding friends and family has always been rewarding - in fact, it feels like my purpose. I wanted to find a way to maximize this opportunity, maybe even to use these funds to serve those in need. 

I discovered that my granddaughter's school had a benevolent fund reserved for students from under-resourced families. The funds I collected from bread sales would be donated to this fund, where the school would oversee disbursements according to the needs of the students and their families (winter coats, boots, shoes, assist in utilities, etc.)

My mission quickly caught on by word of mouth and on social media. In three months of bread sales, Big Heart Bread's first donation was $1,247 to McNair Middle School in Fayetteville, Arkansas! I knew my idea was worth pursuing as a nonprofit business. The word was out that I was a benevolent baker and co-workers, friends, neighbors responded in support with more and more orders and general donations. Many suggested donations for bread were exceeded in support of "the kids". My baker heart was touched, and Big Heart Bread was born.  


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Big Heart Bread is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.