Butter Love Bakeshop Payroll Protection and Rent

My name is Esa Yonn-Brown. I’m the owner of Butter Love Bakeshop. I started Butter Love Bakeshop in 2006 as an underground pie delivery service after the birth of my first child. I had been a pastry chef before and due to an injury and wanting to spend more time being a mother to my infant child I took a part time office job. I needed to keep my hands in butter so the birth of my business started as pies for friends then through word of mouth it grew. In 2010 I was laid off. About to venture into full time self employment I was contacted by The NY Times about my underground pie business. They wanted to write about MY pie! Well I went legit and rented a kitchen and from there Butter Love was born. It took me 10 plus years and lots of butter to finally make a permanent home for my pies on Balboa street. My dream in building this business was to preserve some of SF’s native culture by being a true host to all who are tolerant and kind and loving and just seeking the comfort of home. I wanted to be part of my community and these last 5 weeks have proven to me that I have achieved all those goals. The love and support I have received from our little community has been so touching. I struggled with the idea of asking for more when you have given so much love already. Funding so far has not come through. My reduced staff and I have been tirelessly working to provide essentials both mental and in sustenance for our neighborhood. I pledge that if you support Butter Love now and bring us through theses tough times, I will not close my doors completely. I will reduce our hours so we can work a healthy pace but still provide the much needed Butter Love. #SmallBusinessRelief 

Thank you so much for your consideration! It has been an honor to be part of this beautiful community so far and I plan to be here for the long hull!

Esa and the Butter Love Family


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Esa Yonn-Brown 
San Francisco, CA
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