Misericordia Hearts & Flour Bakery - Chicago
This bakery is operated by the residents of Misericordia, a mission of the Sisters of Mercy that has been providing services for persons in need since 1921. Originally a home for unwed mothers, since 1954, it has supported children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities.
Since 1992, residents have prepared and packaged breads, breakfast goodies, cakes, pastries, cookies, petit-fours and more. The bakery creates favors for weddings, showers and parties; trays of cookies, pastries and specialty items; cakes made to order and full sweet table service. They also package bakery goods into gift boxes that can be shipped anywhere in the United States and prepare the desserts served at the Greenhouse Inn.