Serving Our Communities
At Panera, we embrace the opportunity to spread generosity to our communities. Generosity is at the forefront of everything we do. We care for our communities by donating to charities dedicated to feeding our neighbors in need. That’s why our bakery-cafes donate their unsold bread, bagels, and baked goods to local non-profits at the end of the night through our Day-End Dough-Nation program.
Our participating Day End Dough-Nation organizations serve our communities through a diverse range of programs and services to reach those in need. Review our Program Guidelines to learn more about the program, our current partnerships, the program requirements, and application tips to help you decide if your organization is interested in applying for the program.
Day-End Dough-Nation Application: To apply for the program, login to an existing account or create a new account by selecting the Create button below. After creating an account or logging into an existing account, select Begin Application to start a new application. The Program Guidelines includes information about the application process and accepted tax-exempt documentation.
Event Donations: Limited cafes are accepting event donation requests. An event donation application will not be available for cafes not currently accepting requests. Non-Profit organizations seeking a financial donation are encouraged to learn more about our Panera Fundraising Program.
Panera, LLC supports equality for all; we respect the dignity of the whole person, the differences in people and the diversity they bring to Panera. To further this goal, we will not support institutions, non-religious organizations, events and/or programs that discriminate against individuals based upon their race, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, ethnic or national origin, disability, genetic information, military, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or age.
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