Panera Bread donates $35,000 to Worcester County Food Bank

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(l to r) Sammy Davis, General Manager, PR Management; Sally Hodgerney, Worcester County Food Bank; Jean McMurray, Worcester County Food Bank; and Joe Rodrigues, District Manager, PR Management)
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Feeding America initiative provides funds to local food bank

Region – PR Management Corporation, a franchisee of Panera Bread, recently presented $35,000 to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) as part of its Feeding America initiative.  Providing hunger relief to the people of central Massachusetts, the Worcester County Food Bank focuses on engaging, educating and leading Worcester County by creating a hunger-free community.  PR Management Corp. will donate a total of $225,000 to food banks not only in Massachusetts, but in Maine and New Hampshire as well.

“Our whole team is grateful to the Worcester County Food Bank for all of their incredible work as they help those who are hungry in central Massachusetts,” said Mitchell Roberts, co-founder of PR Management Corp.  “We hope this donation goes a long way to support the incredibly important mission of the Worcester County Food Bank.”

The bakery-cafes of Massachusetts operated by PR Management Corp, including those of Shrewsbury, Leominster, Milford, Westborough, Millbury, Webster and Worcester, collected funds from customers through in-store canisters.  Panera Bread/PR Management then matched a percentage of all funds donated by its customers, bringing the total donation for the Worcester County Food Bank to $35,000.

For more information on WCFB visit  www.foodbank.org.