Panera Bread Donates Over $10,000 to NC DAV

(Last Updated On: January 11, 2018)

Covelli Enterprises’ support for military and veterans exceeds $1 million mark

From left, Jeremy Roberts – DAV NC Department Adjutant, Kristofer Knowlton – DAV NC Department Commander, Jocelyn Wright – Panera Bread Marketing Manager, Brian Witt – Panera Bread General Manager, Destry Brannock – Panera Bread Manager

Panera Bread’s largest franchisee Covelli Enterprises presented a check for $10,795.20 Tues., Jan. 10, 2018, to the North Carolina Disabled American Veterans.

Kimberlee Aviles – NSO Assistant Supervisor, Jeremy Roberts – NC Department Adjutant, and Kristofer Knowlton – NC Department Commander accepted the check on behalf of the department. The donation will go to helping disabled veterans in the areas the contributions were made in Central and Western North Carolina.

The funds were raised during the month of November as part of the company’s observance of Veterans Day. Customers were able to contribute to the DAV by rolling up their order totals for the entire month at 15 Panera Bread locations in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, Kernersville, Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Boone, Hickory, Salisbury, and Mooresville through the company’s Change Roll-Up program.

The company has made it an annual tradition to honor all veterans and military service members with free You-Pick-Two® meals at its participating bakery-cafés and has exceeded $1 million in food and monetary donations since 2011.

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