Last year Depressed Cake Shop Los Angeles popped up twice in Venice, California and raised over $12,000 for NAMI and St. Joseph Center.
This year we are having a birthday party in August to celebrate the fact that over $46,000 has been raised around the world by this concept, all fueled by a passionate grass roots army of bakers and organizers.
We are currently planning our next pop-up. This experience has been life changing for us and we are passionate about continuing to grow and evolve The Depressed Cake Shop as a small step in helping to further the conversation around mental health.
Want to get involved or looking to interview one of the bakers or organizers? Email Valerie Van Galder.
Here is some press that covered the event:
Daily Candy: Los Angeles Events and Diversions
LA Weekly: The Depressed Cake Shop: A Pop-Up Bakery to Benefit Mental Illness
Huffington Post: Depressed Cake Shop LA Gives Angelenos A Chance To Literally Eat Their Feelings
Cakespy: Does Baking Help Depression?
These are just some of the baked goods that were available. Click any image to open a slideshow.