Fort Erie pastry chef matched by credit union for Habitat Niagara fundraising


Published December 1, 2022 at 10:45 am

Jayne Inouye, owner of Cravings by Jayne in Fort Erie, is donating 10 per cent of all proceeds from gingerbread house kits to Habitat for Humanity Niagara. (Photo: Facebook)

Believe it or not, this year, building a gingerbread house will actually help construct a real house for a family in need.

A Fort Erie pastry chef and a local financial institution are working in tandem in the festive funding as Jayne Inouye, owner of Cravings by Jayne in the Crystal Beach neighbourhood of Fort Erie and Meridian Credit Union have joined forces in the gingerbread initiative.

Inouye will be creating the freshly-baked gingerbread house kits with 10 per cent of all proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity Niagara while Meridian Credit Union will be matching that with an additional 10 per cent.

Inouye, who graduated from pastry arts school in France and opened her bakery in Crystal Beach in 2020, said she got involved with this initiative because of the need for affordable housing in the Niagara region.

“I want to make a difference in the community I love,” said Inouye. “Investing in your community is investing in yourself.”

Proceeds from gingerbread kits sold up to December 24 will be donated to the house-building group. Orders can be picked up at Cravings by Jayne (394 Derby Road) in Crystal Beach.

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