For Montclair Bread Company owner Rachel Wyman feeding people is best way she knows to help. On Thursday, the Montclair fixture since 2012 delivered coffee and doughnuts to 500 TSA employees at Newark Airport, who are currently working without pay due to the government shutdown.
“There are good people doing great work in this country,” said Wyman. “For those of us in the industry, feeding people is the best way we know how to help.”
Montclair Bread Company is currently offering a free cup of coffee and loaf of bread or sandwich to any government employee who is furloughed or working without pay.
Wyman and the Montclair Bread Company have done politically themed outreach to the community in the past. Last January, Wyman and a team of volunteers made hundreds of sack lunches at 3 a.m. to send to Washington D.C. for the Women’s March. Last March, in honor of a “A Day Without Women,” Wyman closed the retail bakery and instead opened the Montclair Bread Company’s production facility for free coffee and conversation.