Dunkin’ Donating $3,000 To The Food Bank of Western Mass
Dunkin’ will be celebrating the results of its “Iced Coffee Day” by presenting The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts with a $3,000 donation. Iced Coffee Day has generated more than $6,000 for non-profits in the Berkshires since 2019.
The special check presentation also comes in advance of the upcoming National Dunkin’ Day. On Tuesday, September 29th, participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Berkshires will celebrate National Dunkin’ Day by offering a free medium Hot or Iced Coffee with any purchase.
The presentation of the donation from “Iced Coffee Day” to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts will be made at the Dunkin’ location at 19 First Street in Pittsfield at 1:00 PM on Wednesday (9/23). On hand will be Eric Stensland, Field Marketing Manager, Dunkin; Jillian Morgan, Corporate Relations Officer, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts; and Dunkin’ Franchisees from the Berkshires.
During the one-day event on August 26, Dunkin’ franchisees donated $1 from every cup of Iced Coffee sold at participating Dunkin’ restaurants in the Berkshires to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
Food insecurity in Western Massachusetts has increased dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is meeting the increased need for meals across a four-county span with help from corporations, philanthropic foundations, and individual donors. In addition to food distribution, Food Bank of Western Massachusetts also serves as an important resource to all of its members to help strengthen the emergency food network, increase their capacity, and develop long-term solutions to the underlying causes of hunger in their community.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 13,100 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts believes that everyone has a right to healthy food regardless of their circumstances. Serving Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties, The Food Bank is the leader of the region’s emergency food network, distributing nutritious food to households with lower incomes. Since 1982, they have been providing individuals facing hunger with the food they need to survive and leading communities towards long-term solutions to food insecurity by addressing its underlying causes. They are committed to creating a western Massachusetts where no one goes hungry and everyone has access to nutritious food. For more information, visit www.foodbankwma.org.
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