It is never too early to start thinking about the holidays and start giving. Panera offers a perfect way to put your giving nature to a good cause with its annual turkey drive to help provide meals to families this Thanksgiving.
In Dayton, 12% of families live below the federal poverty level and 16.4% of all individuals are classified as poor. Also, in the time of high lay offs, business closures, foreclosures, etc. the need in the Dayton area is high.
"Panera Bread is excited to lend a helping hand to The Dayton Foodbank during the holiday season, in a community that is filled with a drive to help those in need," said Craig Flom, President, Breads of the World, LLC, franchisee of Panera Bread in Ohio. "The Panera Bread Turkey Drive is our way of showing our appreciation for what we have through giving back to others."
Panera is encouraging customers to bring in frozen turkeys to participating Panera locations starting November 10th through November 16th. Panara will be accepting the frozen turkeys in nine Dayton locations. The frozen turkeys will be donated to The Dayton Foodbank and will be donated to needy families to ensure a enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Panera has set a goal of collecting 135 frozen turkeys from community members to be able to warm the hearts of the hungry Dayton families.
"We are very grateful for Panera Bread stepping up again to help give those in need a meal and deliver a sense of hope to hungry families," said Kathi Sweeterman of The Dayton Foodbank. "This turkey drive transforms countless holiday dinners throughout the Dayton community."
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Take advantage of this time for giving.