Panera Bread has announced that the Panera Bread Foundation has a refreshed and focused mission to support and strengthen communities by investing in underserved and at-risk children and youth to become leaders.

To achieve that goal, participating US Panera Bread company-owned stores will launch a round-up program, Give Change for Children, to support the Panera Bread Foundation. Guests will have the option to round-up their total final check to the nearest dollar to help underserved and at-risk children and youth. Give Change for Children will be available in-cafe at the register, at the drive-thru and kiosk, and through web and mobile ordering.

“The Panera Bread Foundation is proud of our recent refresh which supports our vision for the future and our work to further our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy,” says Debbie Roberts, chief operating officer at Panera Bread and President of the Panera Bread Foundation Board of Directors. “We hope that our contributions will help support a world in which young people can unlock their full potential and dare to dream, and where opportunity and economic mobility are accessible and equitable for all. We are grateful to play a role in providing these necessary resources in our local communities.”