Panera Bread donates to area food pantries

September 3, 2012

in Local

Panera Bread works with local food pantries and homeless shelters in the community. Every night each Panera Bread bakery-cafes donate all their leftover bread, bagels and pastries to community organizations that help those in need. Panera Bread bakery-cafes donates retail product to over 220 organizations in the Kansas City Metro, Wichita, Lawrence, Topeka, Manhattan, St. Joseph and Sedalia area. Panera Bread makes it our personal goal to never let any leftover baked goods go to waste when there are so many in our communities in need.

Representatives from organizations receiving donations from Sedalia Panera Bread, located in the Thompson Hills Shopping Center, include:

Back row, left to right: Major Mark Haslett (Salvation Army), Hope Gray (volunteer Benton County Food Pantry), Chris Patton (Executive Director The Embassy), Jack Menges (Open Door), Cheryl McCollester (Asst. Mgr. Panera Bread).

Front row, left to right: Cendy Harrall-Carson (General Manager Panera Bread), Judy Crawford ( Project Coordinator, Show-Me Christian Youth Home) Major Sue Haslett (Salvation Army), Debbie Swerline (Benton County Food Pantry), Sue Foster (AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator Salvation Army), Nicole Gadt (AmeriCorps VISTA Grant Writer Amigos de Cristo), Warren Trivett (Asst. Mgr. Panera Bread). Photo submitted.

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