About us

Our story

With the global Covid-19 crisis, we've been asked to stay at home, unless for essential needs. Food is one of them. Yet, local grocery stores may not offer the same quality as your local artisan. Therefore, we decided to launch a new sourdough bread delivery service, here in Squamish.

Due to the pandemic, many people face loss of income and, with that, an increase in food insecurity. The Squamish Food Bank and the Helping Hands Society are working together to address the higher need for food support. We want to support them. We hope you will join us in this effort. With every order of bread you make to solidarity bread, we gift at least one loaf to the food bank.

Thus, Solidarity Bread was born.

Thanks to the generous support of Howe Sound Brewing, we can use their kitchen for free.

Who are we

Raoul Tillieux is originally from Belgium, where he grew up eating traditionally baked bread from local bakeries. His favourite way to eat bread is with a sharp cheese, preferably blue, or once it has dried, to make pudding out of it. Raoul came to Squamish first in 2012. He returned later to attend Quest University, from which he graduated in 2018. Raoul began making bread and caring for sourdough while at Quest and has always tried to share his knowledge and his baked goods. So much so that he was a vendor at the Squamish Farmers’ Market in Summer 2019. These days, he bakes for his 5 housemates and shares his sourdough knowledge with his friends over video calls.

Michal Marcis is a visionary and enjoys working on projects that better the world. Passionate wild mushroom connoisseur, kombucha enthusiast who was recently, by Raoul, introduced to the beauty of baking sourdough. He is from Slovakia, where people get welcomed by bread and pinch of salt, bread representing life and salt standing for health. Nice, right? When thinking of ways to best support communities through this pandemic, he started “solidarity bread” with Raoul and is baking more bread than he ever expected.

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