Local Panera Bread restaurants - love the coffee and bagels - is giving back to the Riverside and San Bernardino communities by donating left over bread, muffins, cookies, bages, etc. to local charities and organizations through its "Day-End Dough-Nation program.
Organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank receive the goods and distribute them to shelters, after-school programs, and other agencies feeding those in need.
No numbers for 2009, but in 2008 Panera bakery-cafes collectively donated about 50 million dollars worth of bread and baked goods to charitable organizations. Good job Panera!