Because we believe that the universal spirit of bread is sharing, we're committed to the communities we live in and serve. We show our appreciation for customers not only within our bakery-cafes but also by sponsoring special events open to the neighborhood and participating in charitable events.
In this section, you can learn more about events sponsored by Panera Bread of Kansas that are going on in your neighborhood, fundraising opportunities with Panera Bread of Kansas, and our partnerships with New Theatre, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Theater in the Park, Starlight Theater and many homeless shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens. Use the menu at left to navigate within the In Our Communities section to find out more about these programs.
With the generous help of our customers, Panera Bread donated more than $1 million to numerous charities in 2011. Contributions have helped organizations including local food banks and pantries, Meals on Wheels, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Special Olympics, Habitiat for Humanity and more.
To learn more about the contributions Panera Bread makes in communities throughout the country through its Operation Dough-Nation®, Dough For Funds®, and Panera Foundation programs, visit Panerabread.com.