Homeboy Industries provides hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of the community. 100% of proceeds benefits Homeboy's comprehensive wraparound programs.

For over 25 years Homeboy has engaged the imagination of more than 120,000 gang member helping them to envision an exit ramp off the "freeway" of violence, addiction and incarceration. Homeboy has become the largest, most comprehensive and most successful gang rehabilitation, and social enterprise organization in the world.

Homeboy Industries began when a concerned group of Angelenos, led by Jesuit Priest, Father Gregory Boyle. He asked a simple question: Can we improve the safety and health of our communities through jobs and education rather than through suppression and incarceration? We provide free programs and services to a population impacted by gang violence. We have learned that jobs, education and support services can indeed have a direct – and profound – impact on individuals, their families, and the overall health and public safety in our communities.


In 1992, after the Los Angeles riots, Homeboy's bakery opened in Boyle Heights. The first of Homeboy’s social enterprises, it started as a training ground for aspiring bakers. Supplying fresh breads, pastries and specialty goods to the walk-up counter at Homegirl Café, LA farmers markets and restaurants throughout Los Angeles, it is a place where former enemies bake bread side by side, learning the art and science of preparing breads, pastries, cakes and much more. As Father Greg says, "We don't hire homies to bake bread, we bake bread to hire homies."

OUR COOKIES, CAKES, and pantry

Cookies and cakes are made with 100% European Butter. Each season, the bakers produce an array of specialty holiday and seasonal items. Our pantry items are some of our best-sellers and have become favorites at farmers markets all over Los Angeles.


We bake a full line of breakfast Danish, croissants and puff pastry items, all made with 100% Plugra Butter.


Homeboy's bakery is a 100% scratch bakery, a training facility in the old-school tradition. Each baker is trained in one of three specific areas: cake & pastry, laminated dough, and bread & rolls. The trainees work in the bakery as part of an 18 month, 4 phase training program before moving on to other opportunities.

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