Day end Dough-nation
Bread is better when shared. We believe no loaf should go uneaten when we know there are neighbors in need. That’s why we donate our unsold baked goods to local non-profits at the end of the night through our Day-End Dough-Nation® program. We partner with various local charities, including food pantries, veteran services, and youth shelters, to provide bread and bakery items to those in need and reduce food waste. To request a food donation for your charity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support nonprofits such as schools, sports teams or scout groups, we host fundraising events at their local Panera bakery-cafe. With a simple invitation to their friends and family to join them for a meal at Panera, organizations receive a donation of up to 20% off net food and beverage sales to their cause following their event.
Beyond our core programs, we also support causes and non-profits dedicated to issues aligned with our values.
Our Pink Ribbon Bagel program supported our local partner, Unite For Her. A portion of proceeds from the sale of limited-edition Pink Ribbon Bagels (cherry vanilla flavored) sold at our bakery-cafes during the month of October, were donated to the charity.