At Panera Bread® , we believe in giving back to local communities. We show our appreciation for customers not only within our bakery-cafés but also throughout the communities we serve by sponsoring special events open to the neighborhood, participating in charitable events and offering various Operation Dough-Nation® programs.
Community Bread Box
With the generous help of our customers, we have been collecting funds in our 35 Central Florida bakery-cafes through our Share the Bread Community Bread Boxes. Covelli Family Limited Partnership donates the funds collected from customers at each of our bakery-cafés to numerous community partners.
2019 Community Bread Box Recipients:
New Hope for Kids
Foundation for Foster Children
Children’s Home Society
Hibiscus Children’s Center
Day End Dough-Nation
Another component of the Operation Dough-Nation® program is our commitment to giving back to those who are hungry in our community.
At the end of each day, all unsold bread and bakery products are donated to local food banks and pantries.
Donations and Community Events
Panera Bread values corporate citizenship and regularly makes in-kind donations to community events and non-profit fundraisers.