Baker decided to give away another free lunch special again this Wednesday, fixing beans and cornbread.
Again, turnout wasn't heavy - at 2 p.m., the restaurant had given out fewer than 10 meals - but Baker said other customers showed up because they liked the free lunch gesture.
"We'll probably do this every Wednesday until they go back to work," she said. "It's the right thing to do. It's the Golden Rule. It's just that simple."
The Golden Rule features prominently at Baker's bakery. River and Rail donates its leftover bread to local food banks and food pantries, and often gives away gift certificates for fundraisers.
"We try as much as we can afford, to give back to the community as much as we can," Baker said.
In addition to traditional baked goods and coffee, River and Rail Bakery offers four different kinds of hot sandwiches, including a vegan sloppy joe. The shop also sells pre-made grab-and-go sandwiches, soup and salads.
For more information, visit www.riverandrailbakery.com.