Pan-O-Gold Baking Co. has announced a "Loaves for Learning" fundraising program that allows shoppers to support their local schools. Consumers collect UPC proofs of purchase (worth $0.05 each) on qualifying products and turn them in to their participating school for redemption. Eligible products include all Country Hearth and Village Hearth brand breads, buns, muffins, bagels and rolls.
The Loaves for Learning program is open to public and private K-12 schools throughout Pan-O-Gold's distribution area within eight upper Midwest states. Schools must register to participate and can earn up to $10,000 per year, which may be used to help fund any area of need the school determines—from books or computers, to extra-curricular activities or building maintenance.
"Supporting education is an investment in our children's future, and especially important at the local level," said Howard Alton, Pan-O-Gold Baking Co. president, in a press release. "With Loaves for Learning, we also want to demonstrate our appreciation for the customers, teachers and communities that support us. It's because of their loyal support that all of us at Pan-O-Gold—our bakers, delivery drivers, support and sales people—can continue to serve as the Midwest's baker, and for that we're grateful."