Panera Pickup Ministry

As part of our ongoing effort here at St. Francis of Assisi to feed those in need with dignity in our community and beyond, and to do our part to be good stewards of God’s resources here on earth, we participate in Panera Bread’s Day-End Dough Nation Program.

Each Monday evening at the Brier Creek Panera Bread location, 7840 Alexander Promenade Place, Raleigh, NC 27617, we go and pick up the left over breads and pastries at the end of the day. We then deliver these beautiful treats the following morning to one of 2 locations:

Our Lady of the Rosary Food Pantry, 9837 Main St. Louisburg, NC 27549 


Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701 (919 688 8247) This Center works to enhance the lives of older adults through education, recreation, nutrition and social services.

This gift of food that supplements their monthly intake is very much appreciated by all of these communities.

Time Commitment: 1 – 2 hours
Gifts: Friendliness, hospitality
Family friendly event

If you would like more information, please contact Emma Dempsey at

Families are welcome!

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