Sentinel & Enterprise
November 11, 2011
The money, raised through Panera’s Operation Dough-Nation program, will be used to further the organization’s mission to enhance the development of children and prepare young adults to be responsible, productive members of the community through social, educational, physical and cultural programming for boys and girls in the North Central Mass area.
“Panera Bread is proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of North Central Mass, a vital element in the lives of the youth in the area,” said David Peterman, franchise co-owner of Panera Bread inLeominster. “We are pleased to know that our Operation Dough-Nation dollars are put to good use in the Leominster community.”
The Leominster bakery-café originally collected $2,520 from customers through the in-store Operation
Dough-Nationâ canisters, which are displayed near the registers in each
Panera bakery-cafe. Panera Bread then matched its customer donations dollar for dollar, bringing the total donation to $5,040.
“Even in an economy that puts a strain on a community, it is truly amazing to see such generosity from the Leominster community and Panera members,” said Donata Martin, from the Boys & Girls Club of North
Central Mass. “The impact this donation will make on the lives of the youth in which we serve is immeasurable, and for that we sincerely thank Panera and the community.”