Brook Food Processing Equipment is to donate money to NHS charity Love Musgrove for every Rofco oven sold during lockdown.
The equipment supplier, which is based in Somerset, said it would donate £50 from every Rofco oven sold to the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
It added that orders for this type of oven had increased as bakers looked to meet demand.
“At the community level, many are beginning to bake bread to serve demand that’s growing across village shops, micro bakeries and other outlets and the increased enquiries we’ve seen for equipment to achieve this has been unexpected,” said Ann Wells, commercial director, Brook Food.
“The Rofco oven range suits these producers like nothing else. With the ability to bake authentic breads in a larger-than-domestic scale, they are ideal and bakers are ordering them at high levels to help keep up with a new demand for even more local, authentic and available bread.”
Since lockdown began, Brook Food has taken orders for 30 Rofco ovens, meaning the initial donation to Love Musgrove will be £1,500.
“We will continue to count up orders and make a donation in the next few months, which we hope will help in some way,” Wells added.