Shri Bark Snacks in Pawtucket, RI
Buy Local RI partner • Chemical-Free
"A KARMA-PACKED SNACK!"
PO Box 5466
Pawtucket, RI 02886
OAT + SEED + FRUIT snacks:
* Dark Chocolate Cherry*
* Salted Caramel Apple*
* Cranberry Cinnamon Spice*
> nut free
> gluten free
> soy free
> dairy free
> school safe
> allergen friendly
> small-batch baked
> with sales funding free yoga outreach programs!
The story goes like this ... Alison Bologna, a local television news anchor in Rhode Island, opened Shri Studio in 2010 to serve the state’s most vulnerable populations by operating yoga outreach programs in her immediate neighborhood. During that time, while she taught in the studio, her better half, spent his time baking snacks in their apartment down the street.
Soon, people started asking them: “Where do I buy these?” So the two decided to try them out at a yogathon fundraiser, raising dollars for their 501(c)3 nonprofit arm, Shri Service Corps.
Within a few weeks, the demand for the snacks dictated the need to go from their home kitchen to a nut-free commercial bakery, and within two months, the largest Whole Foods market in the state invited them onto their shelves. More markets followed, healthy vending, coffee shops, other yoga studios - and then all of the state’s schools.
Since then, sales have been growing, but what’s been especially sweet, has been the ability of Shri Bark to fulfill its primary mission of helping fund its nonprofit arm; all year long, a portion of Shri Bark sales allows the team to operate skilled yoga outreach programs for free in schools, centers for veterans, shelters, hospitals, recovery centers, social service agencies for adults with disabilities - and more!
To date, Shri is serving more than 8,500 students every year by helping them reduce toxic stress and build more balanced communities (physical and emotional) thanks to sales from the country’s only “KARMA-PACKED SNACK!”
—Alison Bologna, Founder
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