On Feb. 9, local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees donated $21,000 to the Greater Berks Food Bank to help fight hunger throughout greater Philadelphia. The donation is a combined effort from Dunkin’ Donuts’ ‘Roast Hunger’ program and the Dunkin’ Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation and will directly support the food bank’s mission to feed the hungry by acquiring and distributing food to people in need.
Through Dunkin’ Donuts’ ‘Roast Hunger’ program, Dunkin’ Donuts of greater Philadelphia donated 10 percent of all coffee sales on Thanksgiving Day to five regional food banks, including the Greater Berks Food Bank.
Additionally, from Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, DD Perks® members could redeem a special ‘Roast Hunger’ $1.49 large hot coffee offer when they pay with an enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts card. For every offer redeemed, Dunkin’ Donuts and its Philadelphia-area franchisees donated 50-cents to its regional food bank partners. In total, Dunkin’ Donuts ‘Roast Hunger’ program raised more than $311,000 for hunger relief efforts throughout the region.
The Joy in Childhood Foundation, formerly the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, is committed to providing the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. The Greater Berks Food Bank is one of nearly 20 Feeding America® member food banks to receive funding from the Joy in Childhood Foundation as part of a $2.7 million commitment to support hunger relief efforts in local communities nationwide.
According to the Greater Berks Food Bank, nearly 71,400 people throughout Berks and Schuylkill counties – of which 24,500 are children – face food insecurity. The Greater Berks Food Bank collects, purchases, stores and distributes over 7 million pounds of food annually to more than 300 community partners throughout Berks, Schuylkill, and western Montgomery counties.