In Our Communities photo

At Panera Bread®, we believe in giving back to local communities. We show our appreciation for customers not only within our bakery-cafes but also throughout the communities we serve by sponsoring special events open to the neighborhood, participating in charitable events and offering various Operation Dough-Nation® programs.


Community Bread Box

With the generous help of our customers, we have been collecting funds in all of our 28 Tampa Bay area Panera Bread locations through our Share the Bread community breadboxes. Covelli Family Limited Partnership matches the funds donated by customers at each of our bakery-cafes to numerous community partners. One such recipient, the Children's Cancer Center was presented a check in the amount of $100,000.

Day-End Dough-Nation

Another component of the Operation Dough-Nation® program is our commitment to giving back to those who are hungry in our community. At the end of each day, all unsold bread and bakery products are donated to local food banks and pantries. In the past two years, Panera Bread donated over $5 million in food to people in need throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Donations/Community Events

Panera Bread values corporate citizenship and regularly makes in-kind donations to community events and non-profit fundraisers. In the past two years, over $300,000 in product and money was donated by Covelli Family Limited Partnership of Tampa Bay to fund these events and donations.

More Information

To learn more about any of our donation programs, please contact:

Moriah Overcash
Marketing Assistant
Tel: (813) 877-7533
Fax: (813) 874-0638

Read the Donation Request Terms & Conditions.

Join us at 2285 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762

Monday-Saturday 6:30AM - 9:00PM and Sunday 7:00AM - 8:00PM

Now Open!

6001 West Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33634 Phone: 813-609-6919 Fax: 813-609-6920

Ribbon cutting at Waters Ave., Tampa FL 33634

We are proud to present Feeding America Tampa Bay a check for $7,352.69 from our Community Bread Boxes

$7,277.41 check presented to Feeding America Tampa Bay from our Panera Bread Community Bread Boxes

Proudly presented St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Foundation $31,041.99 from our cookie campaign

My Panera Volunteer Day

$7,000 check presentation

Check presentation for $20,000 to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Heart Center

Panera Bread bakery-café and drive-thru ribbon cutting located at 3420 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. just north of Raymond James Stadium

Proud to present Moffitt Cancer Center a check for $20,000 during half time at the USF football game.

Thank you to everyone who donated or purchased a Pink Ribbon Bagel supporting our Panera Goes Pink campaign this past October!