Third Culture Bakery does more than serve up the Mochi muffin we’ve become known for, though each day we put smiles on customers who walk through our door is a win for us. We feel it’s an important service we provide our community, but it isn’t the only one.
We’ve endured many of the struggles we see others experience while we observe others face challenges we can’t fathom. Without the support of friends, family, and a close-knit community, we wouldn’t be where we are today. It’s important for both of us and every member of our team to serve our community.
How Third Culture Bakery Has Served the Local Community
Where would we be without our locals? We work hard to return the love and kindness we’ve been fortunate enough to receive on our journey from a two-man labor of love to a flourishing business supporting more than 20 full-time staff.
For us, giving back starts right here, in the cities that gave us the opportunity to grow. We’ve donated funds to the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and the Chinatown Community Development Center to help them support others who need a hand to achieve their dreams.
How We Have Served the Arts Community
Third Culture Bakery considers the arts a vital part of a thriving community. Artistic expression comes in many forms, and each one provides creative value. For our fifth anniversary, we opted to host a drag performance to support this art form and provide the artists with an opportunity to display their creative talents.
How Third Culture Bakery Has Served the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
Between March 19, 2020, and September 30, 2021, the AAPI community has been the target of 10,370 hate crimes. The elderly are particularly vulnerable, and many have been afraid to leave their homes. No one should have to live in fear like that.
Third Culture Bakery has a strong connection to the AAPI community, and it is painful to see people suffer because of their cultural heritage and physical characteristics. We wanted to find a way to help. We gathered together volunteers and assembled more than 22,000 safety kits, distributing them to senior citizens in the Bay area, Los Angeles, Portland, Denver, and Chicago.
How We Have Served the Global Community
We are acutely aware that we are not just U.S. citizens. We are global citizens. What happens on the other side of the world does affect us, even when we don’t recognize it.
World Central Kitchen is an organization making a real difference on the ground and in places where help is most needed. They put themselves in dangerous situations to provide food for those with the greatest need. We’ve provided donations to help them continue this critical work.
At Third Culture Bakery, serving our community is central to who we are as people and a company. We will continue to look for ways to give back.