From left to right: Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Volunteer Paul Konecnik ; Westside Donuts Director of Operations Gretchen Cantwell; Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Executive Director Mark Quandt; Westside Donuts District Manager Kelly Koepp; Westside Donuts District Manager Renee Petroni; and Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Volunteer Liz Konecnik.

Donation is result of charitable campaign conducted by Capital Region Dunkin’ franchisee network

ALBANY, New York – Dunkin’, in partnership with its franchisee network Westside Donuts Albany and their guests, today announced a $40,000 donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York in honor of National Volunteer Week, which is celebrated from April 18 through 24.

The donation is the result of a recent “30 Days of Giving” charitable campaign conducted by Westside Donuts, which welcomed Dunkin’ guests to give back to the Regional Food Bank by rounding up their bill or making monetary donations at numerous Dunkin’ restaurants in the greater Capital Region.

“Dunkin’ would like to thank its valued guests for their overwhelming generosity and support of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York,” said Eric Stensland, Field Marketing Manager for Dunkin’. “For more than a year now, the Regional Food Bank has been at the forefront of pandemic relief efforts. We hope this donation will help support their continued efforts to prevent food insecurity and end hunger in our community.”

“We are amazed at the amount of money Dunkin’ and its franchisee Westside Donuts raised for the Regional Food Bank through its 30 Days of Giving Campaign,” said Mark Quandt, Executive Director of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. “Dunkin’ and Westside Donuts have been very generous to the Food Bank for many years with both financial and volunteer support. We are deeply grateful for everything they have done and continue to do on our behalf.”

The donation will be used to help the Regional Food Bank increase donations of fresh produce, meat, meal entrees and other nutritious food for member agencies and the hungry people they serve.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week continues to grow with thousands of projects and special events scheduled across the nation to honor volunteers and highlight the importance of the jobs they perform.

To mark National Volunteer Week, Dunkin’s Joy in Childhood Foundation is making a $100,000 donation to Feeding America Member Food Banks and food pantries around the nation, including a $1,000 donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

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About Dunkin’

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 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.


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