Panera Bread Launches Initiative to Donate Food to Healthcare Workers

"Bagels for Bravery"

April 26, 2020
Panera Bread, Healthcare Worker, Bagels, Food, COVID-19

Scott Olson

Michael Vella, the manager of the Panera Bread cafe in Lockport, IL, and his wife created the Bagels for Bravery initiative to help his community by delivering as many bagels as possible to nearby hospitals.

The primary objective of the initiative is for our guests to donate food delivery to healthcare workers in their local communities, as an act of gratitude for the hard work they are putting in every day to keep us safe.

Panera is here to help provide and deliver clean food in mindful packaging with contactless delivery straight to the hospital if you would like to give back and help fuel them with meals at this critical time. This is also a chance to support our local bakery-cafe employees and delivery drivers.

When you make a donation HERE Panera will deliver bagels to the front line healthcare workers from the Lockport cafe. They will also add a note from you with your delivery, send them an email at

Letʼs help our essential workers feel that sense of community and together say thank you!