Share the Dough

A Non-Profit Organization Designed to Financially Assist our Local Communities


Our Mission

Share the Dough is a nonprofit organization that serves others and honors Christ by seeking to show His unconditional love by providing protection and care to vulnerable children and their families in our communities, in Panera employee families, and around the world.

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Our Vision


Share the Dough seeks to transform our local communities through generosity, compassion, and benevolence, and to bear witness to Christ’s love in the process. Our faith motivates us to provide resources, financial assistance, and educational opportunities to community organizations and our employees. We are called to protect and provide for the most vulnerable individuals and, therefore, focus our efforts on children and families in need, and their communities.

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Our Programs

Share the Dough provides a variety of programs to assist our employees and the communities our businesses operate in.


Community support:

  • We support organizations that serve underprivileged children and their families by providing many services including, but not limited to:

    • support for victims of abuse and violence

    • necessities for children affected by war, natural disaster, famine, poverty, and disease

    • nutritious meals

    • backpacks filled with school supplies

    • Help in times of emergency situations

  • We also provide Christmas presents for local families who need a little extra help over the holidays

  • A few of our Panera locations open on Thanksgiving Day to provide meals to those who may need a little extra love and support.

  • We help coordinate a day-end donation program for Manna’s Panera Bread cafes to donate unused bread and bakery items to various organizations that serve food insecure individuals.

Employee Emergency Assistance Program:

We support Manna employees during times of emergency and crisis.

Educational Scholarship Program:

The Share the Dough fund provides educational support for Manna employees and dependents.


Manna development employee

It was a huge blessing, and I am proud to give money out of my paycheck to help others in need, just as I was helped.