Dunkin’ Giving $25K To Food Bank Of Delaware
This Tuesday, January 31, Food Bank of Delaware will receive a $25,000 donation from Dunkin’ of greater Philadelphia to help fight hunger.
This donation comes from Dunkin’ of greater Philadelphia’s 12th annual Roast Hunger program,
which began on Thanksgiving Day through December 9. For every Large Hot Coffee purchased by Dunkin’ Rewards members, Dunkin’s Philadelphia-area franchisees donated $1. The money went to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation. This was all done to help support regional food bank partners as they strive to end hunger in the Philadelphia region. These partners include Philabundance, Food Bank of Delaware, Food Bank of South Jersey, Helping Harvest, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. All funds raised by the Philadelphia-area franchisees through the Roast Hunger program stayed local to the region,. This donation will directly support the food bank’s mission to inspire hope in our communities. Thus, by providing food to nourish Delawareans, while collaborating on long-term solutions to hunger and poverty.
Additionally, local Dunkin’ franchisees and team members will also volunteer on-site at Food Bank of Delaware packing food boxes.
The Food Bank of Delaware distribute millions of pounds of food each year to the community
through on-site food pantries, mobile food pantries and a network of hunger-relief partners throughout the state. Its five-acre farm in Newark provides a supply of fresh local produce for members of the community. In addition to immediate food assistance, the Food Bank of Delaware also provides hope for a better tomorrow through workforce and community development programming. It offers job training in the areas of food service and warehousing/logistics, nutrition education, financial coaching through Stand By Me and benefits outreach.
According to Feeding America, Philadelphia ranks in the top 10 amongst the highest number of food-insecure cities. Approximately one in four people face hunger daily. This year, Dunkin’ raised $250,000 through its annual “Roast Hunger” program. Since 2011, Dunkin’ has raised more than $2.4 million through its program fundraising efforts.