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Chewy Granola Bars for Social Good

Posted by on May 17, 2013 - 0 Comments

These gourmet granola bars are not just chewy, soft and delicious, but they also help provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Strawberry Lemonade Gourmet Granola Bar by Kando Bakery

Strawberry Lemonade Gourmet Granola Bar

Available in 12 different kinds, including Blueberry Almond, Cranberry Apple Pecan, Pina Colada and Strawberry Lemonade, these granola bars are baked with love by Kando Bakery co-founders Valerie Peterson and Elena Nulle, and then labeled with care by their employees with disabilities. Peterson, a mother of a 21-year old son with severe autism, was inspired to start Kando Bakery after realizing that program options available for people with disabilities beyond age 22 are very limited.

Kando Bakery was recently featured on CBS ChicagoWatch this interview with the co-founders of Kando Bakery to learn more:


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Written by Shuling Yong
Shuling Yong is the Digital Marketing and Community Engagement Specialist at, a disability awareness training, credentialing and digital marketing social enterprise connecting businesses and people with disabilities. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.
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