Howley Bread Group
Serving Panera customers in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts

Donations and Charity Partnerships


Panera Bread is proud to contribute to the local community. 


Panera Bread (Howley Bread Group) donates food and certificates to many organizations throughout the year.  These organizations must be tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. To submit your donation request, click here.   Due to the large frequency of requests, please note that requests do take 6 - 8 weeks to process and not all requests can be accommodated.   If your event is this weekend or next week, it is highly suggested that you do not submit a request now, but rather submit a request for another event you have coming up in a few months. *Before you submit your donation request please understand that we can only accommodate donation requests for Howley Bread Group cafes in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

For fundraising information, please call Great Lakes Scrip at 1-800-727-4715, or find them at


Charity Partnerships:

Panera Bread (Howley Bread Group) supports various charities.   These partners for our Connecticut cafes are the Connecticut Sports Foundaton Against Cancer ( and the Bridge Family Center (  In Rhode Island, it is Children's Friend ( and Ryan's Hope ( and Child & Family Services ( in Massachusetts.


Community Bread Box: 

Across our 28 cafes, our Community Bread Box canisters collect Funds for Feeding America. These dollars go to our local Feeding America pantries to help fight food insecurity including CT Foodbank, Foodshare, RI Community Food Pantry, and the Greater Boston Food Bank.


Day End Partners:

We also have relationships with organizations, such as churches & shelters, who serve the impoverished through our DAY END program. At the End of the Day, these groups pick up our leftover breads and pastries to nourish those individuals who really need help. If you are interested in registering your non-profit group, please click here , print and complete form. Completed form can be submitted to a manager at any Panera Bread cafe (Howley Bread Group franchise - See list of HBG cafes on Hours of Operations page).