Proceeds From Fall Food Drive Donated to Local Pantries
Taunton, MA – October 27, 2013 – Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees assisted with the delivery of nearly 3,000 pounds of food to the Greater Boston Food Bank’s Taunton distribution center recently. The food, collected during Dunkin’ Donuts Fall Food Drive, will be utilized by pantries in Bristol County, MA, including St. Vincent de Paul of Taunton, the Greater Fall River Food Pantry, Fall River Meals, Friends of Westport Council on Aging Pantry, Plainville’s Living Bread Food Pantry, and New Bedford’s St. Anthony of Padua Soup Kitchen. In addition to items collected, Dunkin’ Donuts also donated 1000 pounds of coffee to each of the Food Bank.
From October 7th through October 20th, nearly 200 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Rhode Island and approximately 100 in Bristol County, MA encouraged guests to donate non-perishable food items to benefit local food pantries. As a thank you for their contribution, guests received a coupon for $1 off the purchase of a medium or larger beverage of their choice.
“We are extremely grateful to our guests for supporting what we hope will become an annual tradition. We hope this contribution will help our neighbors have a delicious holiday meal this year,” said Steve Andrade, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee.
About Dunkin' Donuts
Giving back to the community that supports them is a key tenet of the Dunkin’ Donuts philosophy, and the franchisees take pride in supporting such local initiatives as the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship Program, Special Olympics Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Blood Center and Southcoast Blood Bank, Operation: Support Our Troops, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, the Jimmy Fund, and the Dunkin’ Dugout at McCoy Stadium.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has nearly 10,800 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin' Donuts' restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DDPVD).
About The Greater Boston Food Bank
The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, 47.7 million pounds of food were distributed, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people.
GBFB works to acquire, store, organize and distribute food through local food pantries, community meal programs, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and day-care centers embedded in communities throughout the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts. The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. For more information, please visit www.gbfb.org.