September is Hunger Action Month, and Inland Empire (and other Southern California) Panera Bread locations are “going orange” to help fight hunger.
Orange is the designated color of Hunger Action Month.
The chain’s goal is to provide 50,000 meals to local Feeding America food banks.
Here in the Inland Empire, that means the Second Harvest Food Bank serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Panera is helping out in two ways.
First, Southern California locations are donating $1 to local food banks for each guest who signs up for the MyPanera loyalty program through the end of September, up to a total of $15,000.
Second, every time #LiveConsciouslyProject #PaneraAgainstHunger is shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Panera will donate a bowl of soup to Feeding America.
So, you can help out in both ways without even spending a penny.
If you’re feeling a little more generous, you can donate funds through Panera’s in-store Community Breadbox cash collection boxes.
Inland Empire Panera locations include San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Fontana, Chino Hills, Victorville, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Corona, Menifee and Temecula.
Every time #LiveConsciouslyProject #PaneraAgainstHunger is shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Panera will donate a bowl of soup to Feeding America.
WHEN: September 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013
WHERE: 175 bakery-cafes in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, Santa Barbara and San Bernardino counties
WHY: One in six people in America is food insecure, which means that 50 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.