Jake Mendel | The Berkshire Eagle
GREAT BARRINGTON — Living life on a farm and through the lens of food, Sean Stanton and his partner, Tess Diamond-Stanton, wanted to support the fight against systemic racism.
As the owners of North Plain Farm in Great Barrington, Sean and Tess are taking part in "Bakers against Racism," a worldwide virtual bake sale in order to combat structural racism.
The sale started Monday afternoon and runs through this week, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Berkshire Resources of Integration of Diverse Groups through Education, also known as Bridge.
"Sean and I have been searching for more to do," Diamond-Stanton said. "We have a lot of customers in the community and a great network of incredible culinary talent. This seemed like a good fit for us to highlight the work of an organization that has done a lot of good work in the Berkshires for years."
Bridge, a Lee-based grassroots organization, is dedicated to advancing equality and justice by promoting cultural competence, positive psychology and mutual acceptance in the Berkshires and across the state.
"Our vision is to advocate for communities that were invisible or marginalized," said Gwendolyn VanSant, CEO and Founding Director of Bridge. "We went into overdrive and worked to be approved as an essential business as soon as the quarantine hit in order to provide food and services."