Lynnfield business donated a portion of Thursday's sales to local hunger relief organization.
On Thursday, Jeanne's Bakeshop, located in the Center Court shops across from the Old Meeting House and the Town Common, reported that it was donating a portion of the day's sales to Haven from Hunger, which provides food assistance to several nearby communities, including Lynnfield. In a followup email to Lynnfield Patch, Jeanne Barbaro reported that the bakery would be sending $75 to Haven from Hunger. Co-owners Jeanne and Joe Barbaro reportedly contacted the organization earlier this year and advertised it on their Facebook page while the promotion also ran on the Haven from Hunger website. Area business owners interested in doing something similar can inquire with Haven from Hunger at 978-531-1530.
Jeanne Barbaro got started baking about 14 years ago in good part because of her son's peanut allergy.
Early this week, Jeanne and Joe Barbaro are set to open the newest business in Lynnfield, Jeanne's Bakeshop, specializing in nut-free baked goods. The Barbaros, who live in Peabody with their son and daughter, are opening their first business together. And while the business bears Jeanne's name, Joe is actually the one who will be doing a lot of the baking - a skill he picked up over the years from Jeanne. Many years ago, his grandfather also owned a bakery in the North End. "It's in his blood," said Jeanne. "This is a big change, but coming from an Italian family, I've always cooked," said Joe. Before opening up their new business, Joe was an auto body professional for nearly 20 years while Jeanne was a dental hygienist for almost as long…