The Duchess reached out to Luminary Bakery to show her support for the incredible work they are doing.
Luminary Bakery is a business with the intent of helping women, especially vulnerable ones and under difficult circumstances, to become self-sufficient and find a way in life. It is meant to uplift them out of homelessness, poverty, abuse, and criminal background. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, paid an unexpected visit to their store and showed her support for the work they are doing.
Luminary Bakery, according to their website, "...is a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. We provide a safe and professional environment where women can grow holistically – encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances. We use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferrable skills for the working world. We offer courses, work experience and paid employment within our bakery, empowering women to build their career."
The SussexRoyal Instagram page posted the video and the caption read: "Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex visited the women of @LuminaryBakery as they celebrated the opening of their new location. It was a special moment to acknowledge the spirit of Luminary and their remarkable business model that opens its arms to women from vulnerable circumstances (be it abuse, poverty, trafficking, marginalisation) and equips them with the job skills and confidence to succeed."
"Having sat down with @luminarybakery at their flagship location earlier this year and from that inspiring visit choosing to feature them as #ForcesForChange in the September issue of @britishvogue, Her Royal Highness was proud to be invited to attend the launch of their second bakery. This addition will enable the organisation to provide services, support and mentoring for four times the number of women."
"Luminary Bakery - a sustainable grassroots organisation in the heart of London - is a beautiful example of community and uplifting those during hardship for the greater good.
If you find yourself in the area, please visit and support the women of @LuminaryBakery to enjoy their delicious baked goods and to see the impactful work they’re doing."