Ardent Mills donates enough flour to keep Schmidt’s bread giveaway going for weeks

in News/South Jordan

SOUTH JORDAN — Brett Borg thought the offer for free flour was a joke.

He was busy baking the bread Schmidt’s Pastry Cottage has been giving away each day since the economic impacts of the new coronavirus started hitting Utah, so when a call came in offering free flour, he asked his co-worker to take a message. When he read the message, he was stunned.

“The message was that someone wants to donate 2,500 pounds of flour,” said Borg, whose father, Steve Borg, founded and runs the string of bakeries. “I thought it was a joke. I thought, ‘Who would donate 2,500 pounds of flour?’”

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