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Panera Bread Teams Up with Feeding America

Jose Andres and Panera Bread are teaming up to tackle hunger in the D.C. area and bring awareness to food impoverished communities in the U.S. Panera will donate a portion of it’s sandwich proceeds to World Central Kitchen with the goal of raising $100,000. During the COVID-19 pandemic more people than ever have been subject to the growing hunger crisis. Panera made a donation of $250,000 during the beginning of the pandemic to aid the World Health Kitchen. This relief effort partnered with local restaurants to offer over 40,000 meals to hungry communities.. Now the brand known for delicious breads and soups is collaborating with renown chef Jose Andres to bring more awareness to how we can help food-insecure people in our communities and around the world. Why do they do it? Ask Claes Peterson, chief food innovation officer at Panera, said in a statement. “because we believe everyone deserves access to good food. Now more than ever, it’s important to give back and ensure those in need have access to freshly made meals.”

Panera is taking the hunger crisis seriously. Feeding people is just what they love to do. “Amid the COVID-19 crisis, we’re continuing to look for opportunities to get involved and continue our mission of making good food accessible to everyone. That’s why we’re proud to support chef José Andrés and his humanitarian work to feed the country and mobilize restaurant workers during the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Culinary artists who love to make food working together to help folks who are hungry. Sounds like a win, win to me.

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