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At Panera Saturday, $1 Lemonade Will Benefit Gleaners

Here's what's up with the lemonade stands you'll see outside the restaurants.

The following information was submitted by Panera Bread.

School’s out for summer, and more than 315,000 kids who usually get meals in school are home — and hungry.

To help, metro Detroiters can “cool off with Panera” lemonade for $1 Saturday to help combat childhood hunger in our community. Panera Bread is donating 100 percent of lemonade proceeds to Gleaners Community Food Bank’s Hunger Free Summer effort. Every $1 lemonade sold will sponsor six summer meals.

Panera associates will be manning handmade and decorated lemonade stands outside of the cafes at these Rochester Hills locations:

  • at Rochester and Auburn roads
  • on Adams Road
  • at Livernois Road and Walton Boulevard

In tandem with this effort, this week Panera is welcoming all Detroit-area residents to tweet photos of their funniest lemonade “pucker face” using the hashtag #LemonAidDetroit.

Founded in 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is one of the oldest and largest food banks in the country. Today, it distributes more than 40 million pounds of emergency food annually – equivalent to 85,284 meals per day.

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