Panera Bread – Operation Dough-Nation!

To kick off the new Day-End Doughnation partnership between Panera Bread and Covenant House, Panera is hosting a Food Drive to help stock Covenant House’s internal Food Bank. Donations to the Food Drive must include non-perishable items that are not past their expiry dates.

As well, the two partners will host a Bread Homage ceremony to “break bread” together with local dignitaries; Covenant House youth, staff and supporters; and passersby, to bring attention to the needs of downtown Toronto’s homeless and hungry youth.

As a Day-End Doughnation partner, Covenant House will receive fresh, unsold Panera bakery products at the end of the day. Annually, system-wide, Panera Bread donates over $100 million dollars worth of day-end bread & baked goods to charitable organizations helping to address the need for food distribution in local communities.

When:           Wednesday, May 16, 2012

9am – 8pm  Food Drive

12:15 – 12:30pm  Bread Homage

Where:         Yonge-Dundas Square – South-East corner of Yonge St. and Dundas St. Toronto

About Covenant House

Covenant House is Canada’s largest shelter for homeless youth offering the widest range of services under one roof to some 4,000 youth annually.

About Panera Bread

Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,562 bakery-cafes under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®, and Paradise Bakery & Café® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by antibiotic-free chicken, whole grain bread, and select organic and all-natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor, and free Internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on our website, http://www.panerabread.com



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