PANERA BREAD DONATES $7,500 TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER GREENSBORO TORNADO RELIEF FUND
GREENSBORO – April 26, 2018 – Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, is proud to announce that in response to the tornado that devastated portions of eastern Greensboro on April 15, it has donated $7,500 from its Covelli Cares fund to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s Tornado Relief Fund.
A check was presented at 10 a.m. on Thursday to Kevin Lundy, Director of Grants and Scholarships at the Community Foundatio,n by Panera Bread Marketing Manager Jocelyn Wright. The funds will be used to restore homes and buildings destroyed by the tornado.
Panera Bread cafés in the Triad area raised the funds during the month of March as part of its Change Roll Up Program, which allows customers to round their total to the next dollar and donate to local charities. It is the through the generosity of its customers that Covelli Enterprises can provide funds to help support its community and help rebuild after this disaster.
“It is both our duty and our promise to utilize our products and bakery-café locations to respond to the most urgent needs within the communities we serve,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises. “We’re proud to help bring solace to our friends and neighbors in the Greensboro area by supporting the great work of the Community Foundation.”
Covelli Enterprises acquired 15 bakery-cafés in North Carolina in May 2017 and added another 3 in the region in February 2018. Since the acquisition, the company has made it a priority to support many local charitable organizations including Kisses4Kate, Forsyth Medical Center Foundation, Autism Society of NC, SPCA of the Triad, Earlier.org, Disabled American Veterans of NC and Toys for Tots.
About Covelli Enterprises
Covelli Enterprises operates more than 300 Panera Bread bakery-cafés in eight states. Headquartered in Warren, Ohio, Covelli Enterprises is the single largest franchisee of Panera Bread, LLC. In 2017, Covelli Enterprises donated more than $32 million to hunger relief agencies and non-profit organizations through Covelli Cares. www.covelli.com
About Covelli Cares
Covelli Cares is Covelli Enterprises’ promise to strengthen and improve lives in the communities it serves through community donations, corporate giving, fundraising promotions, partnerships with local non-profit organizations, and local volunteer activities. 100% of all donations to Covelli Cares will benefit non-profit partners in the communities Covelli Enterprises serves.