Jacqui de Borja started Granddaughter promptly after the 2016 presidential election. As a womxn, as a person of color, as a child (and grandchild) of immigrants, she was feeling less than human. The day after the election, she went to the Santa Monica Farmers Market, her weekly happy place - and there was a heavy mood, everyone there also felt devastated. She met with her little group of market ladies, and as they hugged each other a little tighter that day, they all were asking ourselves, "What can we do?"
A few days later, Granddaughter was born. Thanksgiving was around the corner, and Jacqui started making Pie Dough for Humanity. Handmade, frozen pie dough, already rolled and cut into rounds - ready for anyone to use in their own homemade pie to share with their loved ones. Proceeds were donated to the charity of the buyer's choice. "I help you make pie, you help out a charity, together we help make the world a sweeter place." Granddaughter raised hundreds of dollars in just a couple of weeks. Granddaughter evolved, and pie dough turned into Crookies. A portion of the proceeds continue to be donated to worthy causes in need.
Granddaughter Bakeshop bakes in a commercial kitchen in Los Angeles, California.