Earlier this year, with COVID-19 affecting much of the hospitality industry, bakeries around Winston-Salem rallied to support displaced workers and the homeless by providing food assistance through home-cooked meals and bread along with other eateries and nonprofits.

Baking bread is an art, often varying from culture to culture, but one thing rings true: the act of breaking bread with one another is the most profound way to connect; to learn more about one another and enjoy active conversation.

Photographer Andrew Dye caught up with some local bakeries and observed just how much love goes into each loaf they bake.

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Camino Bakery's San Francisco Sourdough on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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Baguettes bake in the oven at Bobby Boy Bakeshop on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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Mariana Abou-Rizk, a bread baker at Camino Bakery, checks the temperature of a loaf of bread on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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Mariana Abou-Rizk, a bread baker at Camino Bakery, prepares a bread for baking on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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Mariana Abou-Rizk, a bread baker at Camino Bakery, removes baguettes from the oven on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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John Bobby, owner of Bobby Boy Bakeshop, places spelt wheat loafs on a shelf to cool on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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John Bobby, owner of Bobby Boy Bakeshop, pre-shapes loafs of emmer and oat bread on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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John Bobby, owner of Bobby Boy Bakeshop, rolls emmer and oat bread in oats on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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Jocelyn Linder, bread baker at Bobby Boy Bakeshop, places baguettes in the oven on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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John Bobby, owner of Bobby Boy Bakeshop, sprinkles flour on baguettes on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Winston-Salem Journal/Andrew Dye) 2020June_wsm_bread

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