Panera Bread Donates Breakfast to March of Dimes Fundraiser

Bikers Roll with Full Stomachs During “Bikers For Babies” Rally Thanks to Panera Bread’s Breakfast Donation 
Fishkill, NY  (  Panera Bread’s Fishkill cafe donated breakfast to those involved in the fourth annual WPDH/March of Dimes “Bikers For Babies” Rally held on Sunday, June 27th. “The breakfast spread was terrific, especially the muffin tops, and the food was both delicious and plentiful,” states Gary Cee, Program Director for WPDH Radio Station in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Nearly 350 bikers attended the event, which was lead by AJ Pero, Celebrity Grand Marshal and Co-Chairman of the March of Dimes’ Bikers For Babies Rallies.  The ride began at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill and ended at Haverstraw State Park. “We are so pleased to have helped the March of Dimes raise approximately $30,000.00 through this rally,” states Cee.  All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes, which uses donated monies to provide babies with healthy starts in life by preventing birth defects, premature births, and infant mortality. For more information, please visit or

“We are so pleased to have assisted the March of Dimes with our breakfast donation,” states Tony Diaz, Operations Partner of Take Home the Bread, Franchisee. “We are very glad this year’s bike rally was a big success for them.”

For the past 14 years, Panera Bread has helped many charitable organizations through Operation Dough-Nation, a program that allows Panera Bread and its customers to aid local charities.  Cash donations made by customers in the Community Breadbox cash boxes at the registers are distributed annually to local charities. Panera also donates unsold bread to local area hunger relief agencies.

Panera Bread’s newest cafe will be opening in Bedford Hills, NY in August. Panera Bread has cafes located throughout the Hudson Valley, including Fishkill, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown, and Nanuet. For further information regarding Panera Bread, please contact BBG&G Advertising at 845-695-1880.

About Panera Bread Company

Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,388 bakery-cafes as of March 30, 2010 under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe names. Our bakery-cafes are principally located in suburban, strip mall and regional mall locations. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. The franchisee Take Home the Bread, LLC plans to open 22 new bakery-cafes in the area over the next five years, with the newest cafe opening in Bedford Hills, NY in early August. Additional information is available on the Company’s website,