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CHP Selected to be Recipient of Panera Bread's Local Community Breadbox Donation

Christiansburg, VA – Community Housing Partners (CHP) is excited to announce that Panera Bread will be sharing a generous amount of dough with the Christiansburg-based nonprofit as one of Panera’s newest Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadbox partners.

The Christiansburg and Blacksburg bakery-cafes will match a portion of all in-store customer donations and present the total combined funds to CHP, a Community Development Corporation that provides affordable, sustainable housing opportunities and services to low-income and low-wealth households in the Southeast.

For over 16 years, Panera and its franchisees have helped hundreds of charitable organizations through Operation Dough-Nation, a broader company outreach program which promotes community involvement and charitable giving by local Panera bakery-cafes.

Panera’s Community Breadbox program focuses on bringing Panera and its customers together to make a difference in the community. Donation containers are placed near the registers in all Panera bakery-cafes for customers to contribute. The company then matches a portion of the donations and distributes the money to local charities of their choosing, like CHP.

“CHP is honored to be one of Panera’s Operation Dough-Nation Community Breadbox partners. With funds received from this program, CHP can continue to create communities that promote vitality in neighborhoods, foster wealth-building for individuals, and contribute to a better environment for future generations,” said CHP’s Public Relations Coordinator, Melissa Byrd.

If you would like to contribute to Panera’s local Community Breadbox program, look for the Community Breadbox collection containers at the Christiansburg and Blacksburg Panera Bread locations. For exact locations of the bakery-cafes, please go to www.panerabread.com.