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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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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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.

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Educational Scholarship Program

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