Normally, you would think that there were too many takers but not enough givers. But actually, the problem in this instance was just the opposite: Too many givers but hardly any takers.
The reason is that there’s no BreadCo on the corner of Martin Luther King and Rev. Rastus Rollo McGoober. That and now that they mention it, I noticed that the BreadCos didn’t exactly advertise this program very widely. Like I said, no BreadCos in Bell Curve City, and I guess the suits didn’t want Bell Curve City going to BreadCos in any big numbers.
And because I know I’ll get the question, I’ll answer it again. The national chain is called Panera, its world headquarters is in St. Louis, and Panera restaurants everywhere but St. Louis are called Panera. But in St. Louis itself, they’re called St. Louis Bread Company (“BreadCo,” colloquially and locally).