Tulsa woman uses bakery business to help families in need

Tulsa woman uses bakery business to help families in need

TULSA, Okla. — A woman affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is doing what she can to support her community.

Mylo Thomson, who worked as a bartender said, “I knew a lot of people were going to have their hours cut, if not jobs lost. I was one of the ones affected by the bar shutdown. I lost both my jobs on Tuesday.”

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Thomson, who started a bakery called “Get Baked” about a year ago, says the goal was to help get healthy, affordable and delicious baked goods to families. She says it can be difficult to find quality food that tastes good and is good for you.

Thomson says her business has grown each month, but has seen a huge demand in just the past couple of weeks when families started to quarantine and react to the coronavirus. That’s why she has focused on baking bread, a kitchen staple.

She said to make use of her time, she is baking bread at a discount price for families. People are able to donate $5 to support a family who may be struggling or limited to getting items at the grocery store. Thomson said she takes the orders, bakes the bread from her kitchen and delivers to each family’s doorstep without ever coming in face-to-face contact.

Thomson added, “I’m baking from the time I wake up in the morning until -- I was up until 1 in the morning prepping loads last night.” She says it’s a labor of love. Thomson wants others to know they aren’t alone.

Thomson says she has a partner helping to deliver in the Oklahoma City and Cleveland County areas.

For more information on how to donate or to learn more about Get Baked, you can visit https://getbakedtulsa.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/GetBakedTulsa/.