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About Us


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Hometown favorite and a staple of Bridgeton since the 1930s, Century Bakery has captured the hearts of locals with unparalleled sweets for decades. Since 2019 our unique, old-school treats have delivered the promise of supporting a remarkable cause. 

After over 35 years running the bakery, former owners Wayne and Barbara Ernst began a formal partnership with Ventures in Advocacy, a group of local Bridgeton nonprofits dedicated to advocating for social justice and meeting the immediate needs of the local community. Century has since been transformed into a social enterprise--a business organized for a charitable purpose.

Now as a social enterprise, Century offers the local community both baked goods and a job training program for youth who have experienced hardships including foster care and homelessness. We believe in a future where every child, no matter what they have endured, can achieve independence and become community changers through advocacy, opportunity, and mentorship - and that future will be funded by donuts.

Century Bakery now donates 100% of all profits to support local nonprofit organizations that serve children and families. 

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