FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, BC – April 21, 2022 – COBS Bread bakeries raised a total of $338,528 for 75 bakeries across Canada through the second annual Doughnation Day campaign which took place in-bakery and online from March 3- April 20, 2022.
Funds were raised via customer “doughnations” at the point of sale in the bakery. The campaign culminated in “Doughnation Day” on April 2, where $2 from the sale of every 6-pack of Hot Cross Buns went to the bakery’s fundraising efforts for their local charity.
The bakery that raised the most funds for their community charity was the RioCan Kingston location, where they raised over $17,000 for The Food Sharing Project. COBS Bread founders, the Gillespie family, matched their Doughnation amount and the bakery was able to donate over $34,000 to the charity.
About COBS Bread
COBS Bread (BD Canada Ltd.) bakeries is a one-of-a-kind family-owned bakery franchise, with a vision to be the favourite bakery in every community. Every morning at each one of our 146 bakeries, all bread, treats, buns, scones (and more) are baked fresh. All leftover product is donated to local charities at the end of each day, allowing COBS Bread to donate over $50M of retail product annually. COBS Bread’s loyalty program, COBS Club, provides customers with rewards for purchases and currently has has over 200,000 members. COBS Bread has received a Franchisees’ Choice Designation from the Canadian Franchise Association for 12 consecutive years and is also recognized as a Great Place to Work®.